Origin of fricasseeFrench fricassée, feminine past participle of fricasser, to cut up and fry ; from frire, fry + casser, to break: see cashier
transitive verbfric·as·seed, fric·as·see·ing, fric·as·sees
Origin of fricasseeFrench fricassée, from Old French, from feminine past participle of fricasser, to fricassee : probably frire, to fry (from Latin fr&imacron;gere, to roast, fry) + casser, to break, crack (from Latin quassare, to shake, shatter; see squash2) or Vulgar Latin *coactiare, to press together (from Latin coactus, past participle of c&omacron;gere, to drive or bring together; see cogent).
(third-person singular simple present fricassees, present participle fricasseeing, simple past and past participle fricasseed)
- to cook meat or poultry in this manner
From French fricassée (noun), from fricassée, past participle of fricasser (verb)