cutlet

noun

cut·​let ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio)
1
: a small slice of meat
a veal cutlet
2
: a flat croquette of chopped meat or fish

Examples of cutlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Season and dredge chicken cutlets: Season cutlets evenly with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 In tanks the size of beer vats, companies on the U.S. west coast are developing a new generation of steaks, patties and cutlets, attempting to largely cut mother nature out of the equation of producing your dinner entrée. Alyssa Johnson, Miami Herald, 23 Feb. 2024 Half Time platter: 10 sandwiches (Italian, American and chicken cutlet with fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers) plus 2 pounds of macaroni salad, potato salad or coleslaw. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 5 Feb. 2024 Fine-dining restaurants usually turn to neat, boneless cuts like breasts, medallions and cutlets, but chefs have begun sending out chickens and ducks with the feet still attached. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2024 Transfer pork chop to cutting board and, holding knife parallel to cutting board, slice into 2 thin cutlets. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 Cook chicken cutlets: Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 Place cutlets on a plate lined with paper towels; cover to keep warm. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 The recipes don’t assume expertise; there are photographs to explain everything from how brown caramelized onions should be to how to shape a meat cutlet. Meher Mirza, Vogue, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutlet was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Cutlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutlet. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cutlet

noun
cut·​let ˈkət-lət How to pronounce cutlet (audio)
1
: a small slice of meat
veal cutlets
2
: a piece of food shaped like a cutlet

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