a slice of meat, especially of veal, for broiling or frying.
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, or the like.
Origin of cutlet
< French côtelette, Old French costelette
double diminutive of coste
rib < Latin costa.
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Examples from the Web for cutlet
Historical Examples of cutlet
It comes just in season, for there's not a cutlet left in Raucourt.
But only think of him who converts your cutlet into charcoal, and your steak into starch!
The pigeon (or chicken) must be opened and stuffed with a cutlet of milk veal.
A whiting or a cutlet—that was all the cooking there was to be done.
He went to luncheon, swallowed a whiting and half a cutlet, and returned.
British Dictionary definitions for cutlet
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
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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