Fritten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʁɪtən/, [ˈfʁɪtən], [ˈfʁɪtn̩]

Noun[edit]

Fritten (pl)

  1. fries, french fries, chips (UK)
  2. plural form of Fritte (a single fry)

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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).

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fritten f pl

  1. french fries, chips