Hangtown fry


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

Examples of Hangtown fry in a Sentence

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Word History


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

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“Hangtown fry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hangtown%20fry. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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