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cutlet

[kuht-lit] /ˈkʌt lɪt/
noun
1.
a slice of meat, especially of veal, for broiling or frying.
2.
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, or the like.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French côtelette, Old French costelette double diminutive of coste rib < Latin costa. See -let
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British Dictionary definitions for cutlets

cutlet

/ˈkʌtlɪt/
noun
1.
a piece of meat taken esp from the best end of neck of lamb, pork, etc
2.
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, etc
Word Origin
C18: from Old French costelette, literally: a little rib, from coste rib, from Latin costa
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Word Origin and History for cutlets

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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