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 Police were called to Naf Naf Grill, 5716 W. Touhy Ave., on the afternoon of Dec. 5 after a man allegedly became upset because the restaurant does not sell schnitzel, police said. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Niles police: Man, unable to order schnitzel, threatened restaurant employee," 8 Dec. 2019 At the annual Wurstfest, travelers and locals celebrate the city’s Bavarian roots with carnival rides and German fare including sauerkraut-laden bratwursts, schnitzel, and steins of beer. National Geographic, "November hot list: 5 essential experiences," 28 Oct. 2019 Après ski, relax with a schnitzel and a pint at the Alpine-style lodge overlooking the piste. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eight of the World’s Coolest Indoor Snow Parks," 26 Feb. 2020 Apple strudel, hot sausages, schnitzel with sauerkraut, gingerbread cookies, warm cider and melty raclette cheese carved off the wheel onto slices of bread are just some of what this old-fashioned European market offers around a grand skating rink. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The holiday food events in Indianapolis you don't want to miss this Christmas," 21 Nov. 2019 Four schnitzels grace the menu, differentiated primarily by the sauces featured on the plate. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Das ist gut! Gasthaus serves up 100% authentic German deliciousness in Louisville," 16 Oct. 2019 Lunch items include a schnitzel sandwich, panini's, soups and salads. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "New Royal Oak restaurant Essen on Main offers European cuisine," 17 Dec. 2019 Glockenspiel, the most prominent German restaurant in Oregon’s Bavarian village of Mount Angel, has closed after more than a decade of pork schnitzel and apple strudel a la mode. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Glockenspiel restaurant, Mount Angel’s German flagship, has closed," 4 Feb. 2020 An on-time arrival in Hamburg after dark left just enough time for some spaetzle and schnitzel before falling into bed at a stuffy hotel next to the station. New York Times, "Dispatch From the Land of Flight Shaming, or How I Became a Train Boaster," 18 Dec. 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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The first known use of schnitzel was in 1854

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2 Apr 2020

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“Schnitzel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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