Chips

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Definition

(a plate of) chips (UK): (a plate of) french fries (UK)
noun
In American English, 'chips' are dried potato slices, and 'French fries' are fried potatoes.

(a packet of) chips (US): (a packet of) flavored thin fried potato slices (US)
noun
In British English, chips (US) are called crisps

fish and chips: fish with fried potatoes (the name of a dish and type of restaurant)
idiom
'Fish-and-chip' restaurants, or 'chippies' are extremely common in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
When referring to a restaurant, we write the term with hyphens: a 'fish-and-chips'.

Examples

  • "What do the English usually eat with chips to make them more interesting?"
  • "Jean : Chips!"
  • "Are fish and chips really in danger?"
  • "Duck à la satsuma Fish and chips Liver and onions"
  • "Brent : It is very sad, Moira, but at least they still have their chips!"
  • "Rupert : Soon however, fish and chips could become a thing of the past!"
  • "I'm here to talk about 'Fish and Chips', one of the staples of British cuisine."
  • "I love fish and chips!"
  • "Chips, guacamole?"
  • "There's nothing like coming home from a night on the town with a belly full of beer and stopping at your local 'chippy' for a portion of fish and chips."

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