pail·​lard pī-ˈyär How to pronounce paillard (audio)
: a piece of beef or veal usually pounded thin and grilled

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Place tomatoes on the chicken paillard. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 Dishes include Mallgren's beloved chicken paillard, which comes infused with Southeast Asian flavors; steak tartare with goma dare, quail egg, fresh wasabi; and local anchovies cured with Madrona lemons, featuring fennel pollen from the on-site garden and DaVero olive oil from the neighboring farm. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2022 Entrees are chicken paillard or steak and frites, and dessert is cheesecake with a berry chocolate glaze or peanut butter chocolate pie. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 28 July 2022 Indeed, Delpique’s chicken paillard calls for heirloom tomatoes, spring mesclun, and cucumbers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 Place it on the chicken paillard and top it of with the shavings of parmesan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2022 Like meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, roasted chicken are the obvious ones but what about not so obvious, like chicken paillard or chicken piccata, masala, etc... Mary Honkus,, 14 Sep. 2020 Remove the paillards to a side platter, overlapping them for a pretty presentation. Anchorage Daily News, 26 Nov. 2019 Chicken paillard is nothing more than flattened meat. Anchorage Daily News, 26 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History


French paillarde, from Paillard, late 19th century French restaurateur

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paillard was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“Paillard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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