cutlet

[kuht-lit]
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noun

a slice of meat, especially of veal, for broiling or frying.
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. cutlass fish,
  2. cutlassfish,
  3. cutler,
  4. cutler, manasseh,
  5. cutlery,
  6. cutline,
  7. cutlips minnow,
  8. cutoff,
  9. cutout,
  10. cutover

Origin of cutlet

1700–10; < French côtelette, Old French costelette double diminutive of coste rib < Latin costa. See -let

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British Dictionary definitions for cutlet

cutlet

noun

a piece of meat taken esp from the best end of neck of lamb, pork, etc
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, etc

Word Origin for cutlet

C18: from Old French costelette, literally: a little rib, from coste rib, from Latin costa

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Word Origin and History for cutlet

cutlet

n.

1706, from French côtelette, from Old French costelette "little rib" (14c.), a double diminutive of coste "rib, side," from Latin costa (see coast (n.)); influenced by English cut.

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