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Shortened from Pommes frites and provided with a German plural. The abbreviation may have been under the direct influence of French frites, since the more widespread short form (outside of western Germany) is Pommes.
- In parts of western Germany, Fritten is the preferred word for “fries” alongside less frequent Pommes. In most other regions the situation is converse: Pommes is much more common, while Fritten is rare (but generally understood).
Fritten f pl