variants: or hasslet \ ˈhaslə̇t , ˈhās-​ , -​āzl-​ \
plural -s

Definition of haslet

1 : the edible viscera (as the heart or liver) of a butchered animal (as a hog)
2 : a braised dish made of edible viscera

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for haslet

Middle English hastlet, hastelet, from Middle French hastelet piece of meat roasted on a spit, diminutive of haste piece of meat roasted on a spit, from Old French, modification (influenced by Old French haste shaft of a spear, from Latin hasta spear) of a Germanic word represented by Old High German harsta frying pan; akin to Old English hierstan, hyrstan to fry, roast, Middle High German harst gridiron, Old English heorth hearth

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about haslet

Statistics for haslet

Cite this Entry

“Haslet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haslet. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

Comments on haslet

What made you want to look up haslet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!