from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin slice of potato fried in deep fat until crisp and then usually seasoned. Often used in the plural.
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- n. potato cut into elongated cubes and fried, a chip or chipped potato, usually larger than the US French fried potato.
- n. potato cut slices and fried, similar to a UK potato crisp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
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I keep snacks in my underwear drawer and my top desk drawer, usually graham stick packs, snack-size potato chip bags, and chocolate pudding cups.
The yellow Lay’s potato chip bags to my right, the fruit punch pop bottles directly in front, the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal box that I had stepped on, the Mad Dog wine bottles and discarded beer cans that were scattered about—it was all there, in the exact spots the night I’d paid my visit.
Lehman Hall was nearly deserted, but the tables around them held a clutter of filled ashtrays, empty coffee cups, balled-up cellophane potato chip bags, cigarette packages.