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 The cooking processes are labor-intensive and painstaking, pulling from decades-old recipes for dishes like Bubbie's brisket and chicken schnitzel. Noah Sheidlower And Radhika Marya, CNN, 7 Nov. 2021 Worth the trip: For an authentic taste of the Tyrol, Huberbrau Stuberl offers lashings of schnitzel, goulash and dumplings in an atmospheric setting. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 4 Dec. 2017 The menu features traditional German fare, such as schnitzel, wursts and goulash. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 After the meeting, Muratov and a longtime friend, the politician Grigory Yavlinsky, celebrated the Nobel with schnitzel, mashed potatoes, and vodka at the Novaya Gazeta cafeteria. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 At night, Figueroa plans to dial it up a notch with a wide range of proteins, including a bone-in schnitzel, dry-aged burgers, meatloaf and steak. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 28 Oct. 2021 Some might argue that schnitzel is Austrian and not German, but its origins are actually Italian. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 Central European immigrants who came to Israel during the 20th century turned the chicken schnitzel into a standard weeknight fare in most Israeli homes. New York Times, 15 Oct. 2021 The German Corner Apple strudel; Bavarian cream puff; bottled water; bratwurst; Bierwurst; German Cheesecakes; German potato salad; pork schnitzel; potato pancakes; red cabbage; Reuben sandwiches; sauerkraut; soft drinks. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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“Schnitzel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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