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

Kardashian did not hold back on the goodies, stuffing two large baskets with Japanese candies, donuts and multiple bags of Sriracha kettle cooked potato chips. Megan Stein, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian West Made Kanye Guess the Destination of His Birthday Trip Based on Plane Snacks," 22 Feb. 2018 In an Instagram post on November 16, Emily shared a photo of herself in a burgundy bra with a matching thong, casually lounging in a store between a shelf of potato chips and a fridge stocked with soda and Red Bull. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Teases Lingerie Collection M/RATA," 17 Nov. 2018 The shopping list for people who have decided to ride out the storm at home: plywood to board up their windows, sandbags, bilge pumps, generators, trash bags, potato chips, bottled water and wine. Fox News, "WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast," 13 Sep. 2018 Now compare that with 1,600 empty calories, which roughly equals 1 candy bar, 1 bag of potato chips, 1 fast food cheeseburger, and a small chocolate shake. Joy Bauer, Woman's Day, "How to Stay Full on Fewer Calories," 16 Aug. 2018 Transfer potato chip crumbs onto a plate or shallow bowl. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fish 'N' Chips," 22 Sep. 2015 The service was friendly, and my grandsons appreciated the homemade potato chips and activities place mats that arrived the moment we were seated. Sharon Boorstin, latimes.com, "Bounce in a dune buggy on a sandy weekend escape to Pismo Beach," 7 June 2018 Butler worked the room, mingling with a saxophonist, the mayor, two beauty pageant queens and countless friends and family as the B&B served fried chicken, grits, fresh fruit and individual bags of Chick-fil-A potato chips. Emily Kaplan, SI.com, "A Hero’s Welcome for Malcolm Butler," 24 Feb. 2015 And there’s a lingering aftertaste that mimics dill pickle potato chips, but this isn’t the flavor suicide so many people on social media predicted. Robert Morast, Houston Chronicle, "Sonic’s new slush won’t put you in a pickle," 20 June 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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