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Is fry a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word fry is a Scrabble US word. The word fry is worth 9 points in Scrabble:


Is fry a Scrabble UK word?

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3 letters words from 'fry'

FRY 9 

2 letters words from 'fry'

FY 8 

All 3 letters words made out of fry

fry rfy fyr yfr ryf yrf

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Definitions and meaning of fry



  • enPR: frī, IPA(key): /fɹaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English frien, borrowed from Old French frire, from Latin frīgō (to roast, fry), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-. Cognate with Ancient Greek φρύγω (phrúgō, I roast, bake), Sanskrit भृज्जति (bhṛjjati, to roast, grill, fry), भृग् (bhṛg, the crackling of fire)


fry (third-person singular simple present fries, present participle frying, simple past and past participle fried)

  1. A method of cooking food.
    1. (transitive) To cook (something) in hot fat.
    2. (intransitive) To cook in hot fat.
  2. To be affected by extreme heat or current.
    1. (intransitive, colloquial) To suffer because of too much heat.
    2. (chiefly US, intransitive, slang) To be executed by the electric chair.
    3. (transitive, informal) To destroy (something, usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current.
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fry (plural fries)

  1. (usually in the plural, fries, chiefly Canada and US) A fried strip of potato.
    Synonyms: chip, french fry
  2. (Ireland, Britain) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
    Synonym: fry-up
  3. (colloquial, archaic) A state of excitement.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • french fry
  • fries

Etymology 2

From Middle English fry (seed, offspring), from Old Norse frjó (seed, semen), from Proto-Germanic *fraiwą (seed, semen, offspring), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per-, *(s)prei- (to strew, sow). Cognate with Icelandic frjó (pollen, seed), Icelandic fræ (seed), Swedish frö (seed, embryo, grain, germ), Danish and Norwegian frø (seed), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌹𐍅 (fraiw, seed).


fry (uncountable)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) Offspring; progeny; children; brood.
  2. Young fish; fishlings.
  3. (archaic) A swarm, especially of something small.
    a fry of children
  4. (Britain dialectal) The spawn of frogs.
Derived terms
  • small fry

Etymology 3

Dialectal, of obscure origin.


fry (plural fries)

  1. A kind of sieve.
  2. A drain.



From Old Norse frýja; cognate with Norwegian fry.


fry (preterite frydd)

  1. (transitive) To taunt, challenge one to a fight, wrestling, a bet, etc.
  2. (with infinitive) To dare, have the courage.
  3. (imperative) As a word of challenge.

  • to cook in fat or oil.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)