noun schnit·zel \ˈshnit-səl\

Definition of schnitzel

  1. :  a seasoned and garnished veal cutlet

Origin and Etymology of schnitzel

German, literally, shaving, chip, diminutive of Schnitz slice, from Middle High German snitz; akin to Old High German snīdan to cut, Old English snīthan, and perhaps to Czech snět bough

First Known Use: 1854

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