cutlet

noun cut·let \ ˈkət-lət \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of cutlet

1 : a small slice of meat
  • a veal cutlet
2 : a flat croquette of chopped meat or fish

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Origin and Etymology of cutlet

French côtelette, from Old French costelette, diminutive of coste rib, side, from Latin costa — more at coast

cutlet Synonyms

Synonyms
croquette, cake, fritter, galette, patty (also pattie)
Related Words
finger, stick; gâteau (or gateau)

CUTLET Defined for English Language Learners

cutlet

noun

Definition of cutlet for English Language Learners

  • : a small, thin slice of meat

  • : chopped vegetables, nuts, etc., that are pressed together into a flat shape, covered with bread crumbs, and fried in oil


CUTLET Defined for Kids

cutlet

noun cut·let \ ˈkət-lət \

Definition of cutlet for Students

1 : a small thin slice of meat
2 : meat, fish, or vegetables pressed into a flat piece, covered with bread crumbs, and fried in oil


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