potato chip


Definition of potato chip

: a thin slice of white potato that has been cooked until crisp and then usually salted

Examples of potato chip in a Sentence

I had a sandwich and a bag of potato chips for lunch.

Recent Examples on the Web

Their big, goofy grins will be displayed on more than 100 million bags of Lay's potato chips nationwide, starting July 28. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Smile! Bags of Lay's potato chips will feature kind-hearted Dallas people," 23 July 2019 The Sentinel recently received reports of the sixth attack — on a young man trying to feed her a potato chip. Michael Todd, The Mercury News, "Squirrel terrorizing Santa Cruz neighborhood is on the lam, again," 23 July 2019 Served thick, salty and hot, the house potato chips are superior to the house fries. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Tycoon Flats," 23 Aug. 2019 Dishes are creative in a playful, not pretentious, way as with the smoked salmon rillettes pirouette that begins your meal and the cheeky interlude of potato chips with onion dip, served with Krug Champagne. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "1 Michelin star, 10 courses and tons of buzz: revisiting Addison," 25 July 2019 No one did this better than Tierra Whack, who, instead of rapping or rehashing why Whack World was one of the best visual experiences of 2018... ate a bag of Lay’s potato chips for an entire minute. Eric Diep, Billboard, "XXL's 2019 Freshman Show: Rico Nasty and Tierra Whack Show Their Star Power in NYC," 23 July 2019 Scoop up the cheesy lobster goodness with Old Bay potato chips. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "(Not) on a roll: 7 unexpected lobster dishes you can find in Connecticut," 14 June 2019 Those looking for a snack can grab potato chips in Studio Proba’s custom packages in the Break Room. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Vogue Italia Offices, Which Have Been Given a Temporary Makeover for Design Week," 8 Apr. 2019 The same video also features hacks for cutting mangos, drinking from straws, controlling ant infestations, and serving potato chips at parties. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Life hacks offer the siren song of painless self-improvement.," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of potato chip

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potato chip was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of potato chip

US : a thin slice of potato that is fried or sometimes baked and usually salted

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Kids Definition of potato chip

: a thin slice of potato fried crisp

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