cut·​let | \ ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio) \

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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Examples of cutlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If desired, place each cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 ChefShack with an a la carte menu of fried olives, oysters casino and cutlet sliders on May 14. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2022 But adding a tasty layer on the outside — to something like a lamb chop, a trout fillet or even a beef or chicken cutlet — adds a lot of flavor with minimal effort/ingredients (my two favorite things). Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2022 Slide the cutlet onto a hearty roll for a chicken Parm sandwich? San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2022 The restaurant also serves zebra -- although in a more traditional cutlet-type format. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 26 Mar. 2022 Place a chicken cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2022 Each cutlet should be approximately 1 inch (2 to 3 centimeters) thick. Maria Pasquale, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 Lay the crisp chicken cutlet on the salad, and dinner is served. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cutlet

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cutlet

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

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26 May 2022

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cut·​let | \ ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutlet

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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