Antedating of "French Fries"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 1 00:10:57 UTC 2005

French fries (OED 1918)

1903 _L.A. Times_ 20 Apr. 12 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  "Hello, Rex
M!" he called in that jolly good-natured style of his which he always
affects just after he has filled his artificial stomach with porterhouse
and French fries.

Fred Shapiro

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