[fi-ley, fil-ey; French fee-le]
noun, plural filets [fi-leyz, fil-az; French fee-le] , verb (used with object)
fillet ( defs 1, 10 ). Unabridged
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filet (ˈfɪlɪt, ˈfɪleɪ, French filɛ)
fillet fillet a variant spelling of fillet
[C20: from French: net, from Old Provençal filat, from fil thread, from Latin fīlum]

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Word Origin & History

1841, reborrowing from Fr. of the same word that had been taken 14c. and Anglicized as fillet (q.v.). Filet mignon first recorded in Eng. 1906 in writings of O. Henry.
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Example sentences
For fancier tastes, there's spice-crusted filet mignon and maple-glazed duck.
Why don't you western people stop driving cars, stop eating only chicken filet.
Rub each filet with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
When it's time to eat, filet mignon dinners reward a day of roughing it in the
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