• noun
    (written as CHIPS)
    the computerised clearing bank system used in the US.


  • Batons of potato deep-fried until brown and soft (UK) or golden and crisp (USA, Fr and elsewhere)
  • A generic name for thin slices of potato or other starchy product or mixture, deep-fried until crisp and brown


  • plural noun money. Rather than referring to the tokens used for gambling, this is probably derived from the earlier and synonymous use of potatoes. Like that term it occurred several times in the telephone conversations between Sarah Ferguson, duchess of york, and her psychic advisor, Madame Vasso, published in Vasso‚Äôs memoirs and in the UK press in 1996.