- a cutlet, especially of veal.
Origin of schnitzel
Examples from the Web for schnitzel
Historical Examples of schnitzel
Nothing of importance had been unearthed except in the suitcase of Schnitzel.
Have you any reason for believing that it was Schnitzel who stole them?
At least, it was a circumstance that connected Bixton with Schnitzel.
Fernando was a man who had almost as little to say as had Schnitzel.
If Schnitzel attempted to go near it, he would fight him away from it.
- a thin slice of meat, esp vealSee also Wiener schnitzel
Word Origin for schnitzel
veal cutlet, 1854, from German Schnitzel "cutlet," literally "a slice," with -el, diminutive suffix + Schnitz "a cut, slice" (+ -el, diminutive suffix), from schnitzen "to carve," frequentative of schneiden "to cut," from Old High German snidan, cognate with Old English sniþan "to cut," from Proto-Germanic *snitt-ja-, from PIE root *sneit- "to cut."