Goet·​ta ˈge-tə How to pronounce Goetta (audio)
variants or goetta
: meat (such as pork) mixed with oats, onions, and spices and fried in the form of a patty

Word History


borrowed from a western Low German word, as Westphalian (west Münsterland) Götte, Gotte "groats, hulled grain with part of the bran removed, hulled oats," going back to Middle Low German görte, metathesized form of grütte "groats," going back to Germanic *grutjō- — more at grits

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Goetta was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Goetta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goetta. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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