fry bread


: quick bread cooked (as by American Indians) by deep-frying

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a growing tension in Native cooking between food traditions that pre-date colonization and foods born from it—like fry bread. Rebecca Nagle, Bon Appétit, 14 Mar. 2023 Participating vendors will be selling artworks and crafts, as well as Indian tacos and fry bread. Eric Zarate, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2023 The afterparty at PSU’s Native Community Center is open to allies and includes fry bread, music and vendors. Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2022 The Fry Bread House serves traditional Tohono O'odham recipes including fry bread that comes loaded with spicy red or green beef chili, melted cheese and a few shreds of crunchy lettuce. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 19 Sep. 2017 The event features foods like fry bread, a salmon bake and information booths about the salmon runs. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2022 An Indigenous Peoples Day celebration brought Nevayaktewa and hundreds of others to Clackamas Community College on Sunday to hear performances, enjoy fry bread and display or shop for handmade art and jewelry. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2022 The people were given measly rations of flour, sugar, salt, and lard—the ingredients to make fry bread, what many think is a traditional indigenous food, but is in fact a food of oppression, cooked up out of necessity. Time, 5 Oct. 2022 To prevent starvation, the military supplied people with sugar, salt, lard, and sacks of white flour—the makings of fry bread. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fry bread was in 1932

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“Fry bread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

fry bread

: quick bread cooked in deep fat
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