Hangtown fry

noun, often capitalized F
Hang·​town fry | \ ˈhaŋ-ˌtau̇n- How to pronounce Hangtown fry (audio) \

Definition of Hangtown fry

: an omelet or scrambled eggs containing oysters

First Known Use of Hangtown fry

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hangtown fry

Hangtown, nickname for Placerville, California

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“Hangtown fry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hangtown%20fry. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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