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 Fill a separate medium bowl with potato chip crumbs, remaining 1 tablespoon flour, and cayenne. Charlotte Druckman, WSJ, "A Reassuring Approach to Cooking, Three Ingredients at a Time," 28 Sep. 2020 Several steps were eliminated, and an essential potato chip topping was added, which may put it squarely into tuna casserole territory. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "5 Recipes That Are a Sure Thing in an Uncertain Time," 22 Sep. 2020 Utz's roots stretch back to 1921 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, where Bill and Salie Utz started a potato chip company called Hanover Home Brand Potato Chips. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Utz, maker of Zapp's and Boulder Canyon chips, is going public," 29 Aug. 2020 Plus bourbon, with its many notes, like vanilla, oak and caramel, was a lot more challenging than a potato chip. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Meet Fred Minnick, the internationally recognized bourbon expert you might not know existed," 31 July 2020 This includes white sugar, heavy cream, milk chocolate and potato chips. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Indisputable King of Bean Dishes," 28 Apr. 2020 Honey buns and potato chips for breakfast because of lack of fresh food. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana releases demographics of coronavirus cases," 10 Apr. 2020 Founded by Bill and Salie Utz, the company makes potato chips, pretzels, cheese balls and other snacks under the brands Utz, Bachman and Golden Flake. Crystal Tse, Bloomberg.com, "Utz Is in Merger Talks With Blank-Check Firm Collier," 13 May 2020 Remember the chip craze of the 1980s, when sliced and baked triangles of pita bread were going to supplant unhealthy potato chips? Washington Post, "The 10 best breads in the world," 19 Mar. 2020

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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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9 Oct 2020

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“Potato chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20chip. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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