fried

adjective \ ˈfrīd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fried

1 :cooked in hot oil or butter :cooked by frying
  • fried eggs
  • fried chicken
  • fried dough
2 :damaged or destroyed by an electrical surge or malfunction
  • The man behind the counter hooked up my computer to another machine and then gave me the bad news. "I'm afraid your hard drive is fried," the technician said.
  • —Tom McNichol
3 US, informal
a :intoxicated, high
  • … too fried on crystal meth to be gambling on a game of pool, but doing it nonetheless.
  • —Joseph Wambaugh
  • …what about that time you got fried at the frat house after the big game against State and the judge fined you $50 and costs for dropping quarts of beer in paper bags out the second-floor window?
  • —Russell Baker
b :mentally exhausted
  • At dinner after the book signing, he's fried, barely able to converse.
  • —Rick Martin
  • After spending about 14 hours on ESPN Radio, SportsCenter and espn.com, Gammons was completely fried.
  • —Rich Eisen

Examples of fried in a Sentence

  1. Sorry, I'm just fried today.

  2. grew up in a family in which Dad got fried on every weekend and holiday

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First Known Use of fried

14th century

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FRIED Defined for English Language Learners

fried

adjective

Definition of fried for English Language Learners

  • : cooked in hot oil

  • : not able to think clearly because you are very tired



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