chitterlings

plural noun
chit·​ter·​lings | \ ˈchit-lənz How to pronounce chitterlings (audio) \
variants: or chitlins

Definition of chitterlings

: the intestines of hogs especially when prepared as food

First Known Use of chitterlings

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chitterlings

Middle English chiterling

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“Chitterlings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chitterlings. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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chitterlings

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English Language Learners Definition of chitterlings

chiefly US : the intestines of hogs eaten as food

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