- coated with flour, egg, and bread crumbs and fried in deep fat: Southern-fried chicken.
- (often lowercase) Slang. characteristic of or originating in the South: a vocabulary full of southern-fried expressions.
Origin of Southern-fried
First recorded in 1925–30
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Contemporary Examples of southern-fried
One gets the impression of a Southern-fried, pretty-boy version of Max Bialystock.John Edwards' Sugar Mama
January 29, 2010
- (of meats, esp chicken) dipped in a mixture of flour and breadcrumbs and deep-fried
- Also: country-fried (of music) combined with or influenced by elements of country-and-western music
- Also: country-fried derogatory characteristic of or pertaining to the Southeastern US, esp in culture, politics, or religionCompare chicken-fried (def. 2)
Word Origin for Southern-fried
senses 2 and 3 from association with the cuisine of the Southern US
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