potato chip


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

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of potato chip was in 1865

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“Potato chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20chip. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

potato chip

: a thin slice of potato fried in deep fat
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