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Mashed potato   Listen
noun
mashed potato  n.  The name of a dance, briefly popular in the 1960's.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Mashed potato" Quotes from Famous Books



... at Little Bobtail, who was more concerned about the propriety of his conduct at the table than about his deeds at Blank Island; but probably, if he had fed himself with his knife, his admiring friends would cheerfully have forgiven him. He found it more difficult to transfer mashed potato from his plate to his mouth with the silver fork than it was to dive off that cliff into the sea. When the pastry came on, it was absolutely appalling to think of eating custard pie with a fork, and he would rather have undertaken the feat ...
— Little Bobtail - or The Wreck of the Penobscot. • Oliver Optic

... savoury triumph for Peggy and her mother. The gravy and the mashed potato are entirely of Peggy's workmanship, and Peggy has had a hand in most of the other dishes, too, as the mother proudly tells. How that merry party can eat! Peggy is waitress, and it is long before the passing is over, and she can sit down in her ...
— The Children's Book of Christmas Stories • Various

... instead of the smothered chickens her mother had so often, and cooked so deliciously, a mountain of mashed potato—corn on the cob, and an enormous heavy salad mantled with mayonnaise—Margaret could have wept over ...
— Mother • Kathleen Norris



Words linked to "Mashed potato" :   tater, Irish potato, murphy



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