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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Recent Examples on the Web Dinner entrees include shrimp scampi, chicken cutlet and mixed grill. Susan Dunne,, "Mother’s Day menus from Hartford-area restaurants," 29 Apr. 2021 One cutlet at a time, transfer the chicken to the za’atar mixture, coating and pressing all sides., "Recipes: A weeknight meal that makes the most of classic Middle Eastern ingredients," 7 Apr. 2021 To me, the way to make a great chicken cutlet is to keep it lean and light—and that was my goal here. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appétit, "This Chicken Cutlet Is Light—and We Mean Light," 2 Apr. 2021 Steam wafts out, and the thin cutlet glistens with juiciness in its golden cave. New York Times, "For Perfectly Light Schnitzel, Do This," 8 Mar. 2021 The wound looked disconcertingly like chicken cutlet at the grocery store. Ivan Kreilkamp, New York Times, "How Caring for Backyard Chickens Stretched My Emotional Muscles," 25 Nov. 2020 But the piccata is their new spin on a chicken cutlet sandwich. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Fried chicken sandwiches are booming in the Twin Cities. Here are 14 great ones," 4 Nov. 2020 The dish features a chicken cutlet that is battered in the famous Bloomin' Onion seasoning, fried, then drizzled with the spicy signature bloom sauce, and served with two sides. Mary Honkus,, "Drink 'Em If You Dare: Applebee's Now Has Massive Halloween Cocktails for $5," 22 Sep. 2020 The homey dish of thin, crispy pork cutlet, flanked with roasted potatoes, is elevated with a decadent dill crema and a dollop of lingonberry preserves, each lending a fresh, bright note. Mara Severin, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage restaurants and breweries have everything you need to throw your own private Oktoberfest," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cutlet

: a small, thin slice of meat
chiefly British : chopped vegetables, nuts, etc., that are pressed together into a flat shape, covered with bread crumbs, and fried in oil


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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