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.

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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 Pack apples, carrots, granola bars, potato chips or popcorn as snacks. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Sun and food safety tips for the Fourth of July," 3 July 2018 In a few weeks, the aspen leaf miners will turn many of those leaves into silver potato chips. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "What it’s like to run circles for 24 hours around the land of no night," 9 June 2018 The pretzel turkey leg sells for $14.99 (with potato chips) at SeaWorld. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Theme-park foods get a little freaky," 3 July 2018 Buy Photo For decades, fans of Zerbe’s potato chips found them primarily in stores and at farm stands in Lancaster County, where the snacks are made. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Farm-fresh potato chips from Lancaster County," 20 June 2018 The groups also cited a 2016 incident in which an 18-year-old black woman was arrested for carrying potato chips and a lollipop into a Metro station. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Fare evasion: Activists cry foul over Metro Transit Police pinning down woman, exposing her breasts," 30 May 2018 There was; the bouquet, in a ceramic vase, was as striking as a sculpture and remarkably satisfying, like salt-and-vinegar potato chips plucked from the sea. David Sedaris, The New Yorker, "The High Hopes of Simon & the Whale," 16 Feb. 2018 Dip each strip into egg whites, then potato chips, and arrange on prepared baking sheet. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fish 'N' Chips," 22 Sep. 2015

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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

: 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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