Definition of cutlet
1 : a small slice of meat a veal cutlet
2 : a flat croquette of chopped meat or fish
Recent Examples of cutlet from the Web
Curry fans can disagree on what toppings are the best: Pork cutlet, or chicken?
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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
First Known Use: 1682
CUTLET Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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