filet mignon

noun

fi·​let mi·​gnon ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
fi-ˌlā-
plural filets mignons ˌfi-(ˌ)lā-mēn-ˈyōⁿz How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
fi-ˌlā-
: a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin

Examples of filet mignon in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, dainty fillet

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filet mignon was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Filet mignon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filet%20mignon. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

filet mignon

noun
fi·​let mi·​gnon ˌfil-(ˌ)ā-mēn-ˈyän How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
fi-ˌlā-
plural filets mignons -mēn-ˈyänz How to pronounce filet mignon (audio)
: a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a tenderloin
Etymology

French, literally, "dainty fillet"

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