Definition 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".

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