or chit·lings

[ chit-linz, -lingz ]
/ ˈtʃɪt lɪnz, -lɪŋz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the small intestine of swine, especially when prepared as food.
Also chit·lins [chit-linz] /ˈtʃɪt lɪnz/.

Origin of chitterlings

1250–1300; Middle English cheterling; akin to German Kutteln in same sense Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chitterlings


chitlins (ˈtʃɪtlɪnz) or chitlings (ˈtʃɪtlɪŋz)

/ (ˈtʃɪtəlɪŋz) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) the intestines of a pig or other animal prepared as a dish

Word Origin for chitterlings

C13: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Middle High German kutel
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