schnit·​zel | \ ˈshnit-səl How to pronounce schnitzel (audio) \

Definition of schnitzel

: a seasoned and garnished veal cutlet

Examples of schnitzel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the place reopened, Trummer’s welcomed guests back with a brighter main dining room and family-friendly schnitzel and roast chicken on the list. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "A decade in, Trummer’s ditches fancy for casual in Clifton," 22 Nov. 2019 Prater Garten, a Prenzlauer Berg institution, has been serving pints and schnitzels since the 1850s. National Geographic, "What did travel have to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall?," 9 Nov. 2019 The dinner buffet is 4-7 p.m., with schnitzel and spaetzle stations replacing breakfast items ($34.95, or $10.95 for children). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area restaurants open on Thanksgiving: 2019 edition," 31 Oct. 2019 The fest even served spätzle, jäger schnitzel and Austrian-style apple strudel that was delicious and tasted like home. Anna Clauss, The Know, "How authentic is Denver’s Oktoberfest? We sent a German reporter to find out.," 23 Sep. 2019 What to eat: Olympia Provisions’ menu features a menu that pairs brilliantly with German beer, namely the bratwurst, schweinshaxe and schnitzel. Andre Meunier,, "Rosenstadt, Rose City’s wandering star of German-style beers: Portland Breweries Series," 21 Aug. 2019 Every fall in Munich, Germany, over six million ale enthusiasts gather together to guzzle sausages, schnitzel and, of course, beer. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Report: There Was a Lot of Methane at Oktoberfest, Also Beer," 28 Oct. 2019 The menu is filled with delectable dishes like ham steak and salad with warm bacon and onion dressing, spiced chicken schnitzel and goose liver mousse paired with German beer, wine or European spirits. Susan Harrison,, "Lifelong Elkridge resident honored for dedication to Howard fire service," 23 Oct. 2019 What to eat: Venture across and bring takeout back to the taproom from the Urban German Wursthaus, picking your favorite wurst sausage, schnitzel or spaetzle. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Occidental’s bet on German styles pays off as lagers surge: Portland Breweries Series," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of schnitzel

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnitzel

borrowed from German Schnitzel, literally, "shaving, chip" (originally regional German—Austria—in the sense "veal cutlet"), diminutive of Schnitz "shaving," going back to Middle High German sniz, snitz, derivative of snitzen "to carve," going back to Germanic *snittōn-, iterative derivative of *snīþan- "to cut" — more at schneid

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27 Nov 2019

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“Schnitzel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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