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 Can a potato chip eaten by a woman ever just be a source of calories? Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 21 Sep. 2021 Overshooting on average by just 10 calories a day — the calories in a single potato chip — translates into gaining a pound of fat yearly, 10 pounds of excess fat per decade. Gary Taubes, STAT, 16 Sep. 2021 Family members recalled that as a child, Mr. Seidel kept his baseball cards in a potato chip container. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 30 Aug. 2021 All through them were more recent things: bits of driftwood, potato chip bags, rusty cans, and soda bottles. Wyatt Williams, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 Shrinkflation has a long history, according to Dworsky, and has lead to smaller toilet paper rolls, candy bars and potato chip bags over the years. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 23 July 2021 Better Made started in 1930 as the Cross and Peters Co., named after the founders, Cross Moceri and Peter Cipriano, but incorporated a few years later to reflect the goal that the two men had set: To make a better potato chip. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr. 2021 Often a single item—a potato chip bag, for example—is a maddening fusion of plastics, confounding the goal of easily extracting pure materials to develop a new product. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, 1 July 2021 This jointless noodle of pure muscle can be used as a snorkel in deep water, rip trees from the ground and, as the authors of this study found out, daintily pluck a potato chip from a table without breaking it. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 June 2021

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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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10 Oct 2021

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“Potato chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20chip. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of potato chip

: 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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