Wiener schnitzel

[vee-ner shnit-suh l, shnit-suh l]

noun

Viennese Cookery. a breaded veal cutlet, variously seasoned or garnished.

Origin of Wiener schnitzel

1860–65; < German, equivalent to Wiener Viennese + Schnitzel cutlet, chop

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British Dictionary definitions for wiener schnitzel

Wiener schnitzel

noun

a large thin escalope of veal, coated in egg and crumbs, fried, and traditionally served with a garnish

Word Origin for Wiener schnitzel

German: Viennese cutlet

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