noun Etymology: French côtelette, from Old French costelette, diminutive of coste rib, side, from Latin costa — more at coast Date: 1682 1. a small slice of meat <
a veal cutlet
2. a flat croquette of chopped meat or fish

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  • Cutlet — (derived from French côtelette, côte ( rib )) refers to: a thin slice of meat from the leg or ribs of veal, pork, or mutton (also known in various languages as a côtelette, Kotelett, or cotoletta.) a fried cutlet a croquette made of minced meat a …   Wikipedia

  • Cutlet — Cut let (k[u^]t l[e^]t), n. [F. c[^o]telette, prop., little rib, dim. of c[^o]te rib, fr. L. costa. See {Coast}.] A piece of meat, especially of veal or mutton, cut for broiling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutlet — 1706, from Fr. côtelette, from O.Fr. costelette little rib (14c.), a double dim. of coste rib, side, from L. costa (see COAST (Cf. coast)), influenced by English CUT (Cf. cut) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cutlet — ► NOUN 1) a portion of meat, especially a chop from just behind the neck. 2) a flat croquette of minced meat, nuts, or pulses. ORIGIN French côtelette, from coste rib …   English terms dictionary

  • cutlet — [kut′lit] n. [altered (infl. by CUT) < Fr côtelette, dim. of OFr costel, dim. of coste, rib < L costa: see COAST] 1. a small slice of meat from the ribs or leg, for frying or broiling, often served breaded 2. a small, flat croquette of… …   English World dictionary

  • cutlet — n. a veal cutlet * * * [ kʌtlɪt] a veal cutlet …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cutlet — cut|let [ˈkʌtlıt] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: côtelette, from Old French coste rib, side ; influenced by cut] 1.) a small flat piece of meat on a bone ▪ a lamb cutlet 2.) vegetable/nut etc cutlet BrE small pieces of vegetables, nuts etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutlet — noun (C) 1 a small flat piece of meat on a bone, usually lamb 1 (2) or veal 1 (2): a grilled lamb cutlet 2 vegetable/nut/prawn cutlet a flat mass of vegetables, nuts etc covered with egg and breadcrumbs and cooked in hot fat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutlet — UK [ˈkʌtlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms cutlet : singular cutlet plural cutlets 1) a flat piece of meat still connected to a bone, usually a piece of lamb or veal 2) a food made from pieces of vegetables or nuts pressed together into a long …   English dictionary

  • cutlet — noun Cutlet is used after these nouns: ↑lamb …   Collocations dictionary

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