Hangtown fry

noun

Hang·​town fry ˈhaŋ-ˌtau̇n- How to pronounce Hangtown fry (audio)
often capitalized F
: an omelet or scrambled eggs containing oysters

Word History

Etymology

Hangtown, nickname for Placerville, California

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hangtown fry was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near Hangtown fry

Cite this Entry

“Hangtown fry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hangtown%20fry. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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