fridge

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Probably imitatory; compare frig.

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fridge (third-person singular simple present fridges, present participle fridging, simple past and past participle fridged)

  1. (archaic) To rub, chafe.
    • 1761: You might have rumpled and crumpled, and doubled and creased, and fretted and fridged the outsides of them all to pieces — Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, vol. III (Penguin 2003, p. 145)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of refrigerator

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Noun[edit]

fridge (plural fridges)

An open refrigerator
  1. A refrigerator.
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