Wiener schnitzel


Wie·​ner schnit·​zel ˈvē-nər-ˌshnit-səl How to pronounce Wiener schnitzel (audio) ˈwē-nər-ˌsnit- How to pronounce Wiener schnitzel (audio)
: a thin breaded veal cutlet

Examples of Wiener schnitzel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are several German favorites on the menu, such as Wiener schnitzel and spätzle (egg noodles), alongside Balkan staples like cevapcici (sausages), shopska salad and cabbage rolls. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 For those unfamiliar with German cuisine, Wiener schnitzel is crumbed veal and Blutwurst is blood sausage. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2023 The Old World setting compels me to order that Wiener schnitzel, a lunch selection and another example of the lengths Prager goes to get things right. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Dry Riesling is terrific with anything breaded and fried, including Wiener schnitzel and fried chicken. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2023 While true Wiener schnitzel must be made with veal, plain schnitzel can be made with practically anything that can be pounded to a cutlet. New York Times, 8 Mar. 2021

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Word History


German, literally, Vienna cutlet

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wiener schnitzel was in 1862

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“Wiener schnitzel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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