Definition of filet mignon in English:

filet mignon

noun

  • A small tender piece of beef from the end of the tenderloin.

    • ‘Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet mignon.’
    • ‘The filet mignon was equally satisfying (it's tender, too, and looks liked a well-charred softball), and so was the tougher, more flavorful sirloin.’
    • ‘Schoolteachers at my buffet brawled for overpriced filet mignon that'd come from grass-fed Florida dairy cows.’
    • ‘So you're always eating filet mignon and caviar?’
    • ‘I'd be more than happy to prepare filet mignon and French fries for him every night if only he would eat it.’
    • ‘Inside the ball we were served filet mignon and veal cutlets in the shape of the state of Texas.’
    • ‘In between, there's a tough but tasty cut of hanger steak, an absurdly tender filet mignon, and a classic twelve-ounce New York strip.’
    • ‘Also, have an occasional treat - subbing in, say, filet mignon for a flank steak.’
    • ‘Desirable items such as lamb chops and filet mignon rotate through less often than they should, or may never materialize unless you ask.’
    • ‘There's nothing quite like a nice, tender filet mignon over candlelight at a nice restaurant.’
    • ‘It includes sirloin, filet mignon, flavour-packed sausages, roast beef, pork and lamb.’
    • ‘I also need filet mignon, cheeseburgers, every type of ice cream and sorbet, plus fresh fruit and snacks.’
    • ‘Sure, it won't be a big dinner of filet mignon and lobster.’
    • ‘I sat in my seat without much of an appetite and ate, after I was told to, filet mignon with some Caesar salad.’
    • ‘That means grilled slices of filet mignon perched on a neat mass of grits, flavored with horseradish and bacon fat.’
    • ‘It's a great place for people-watching and the food isn't bad either - try the lobster and crab cakes, filet mignon and spinach salad with bacon dressing.’
    • ‘Choice cuts of meat - filet mignon or chicken breast - are mostly lean muscle.’
    • ‘The result is an intense popcorn flavor, and here at Dry Creek it's used to dust and add flavor to filet mignon.’
    • ‘The filet mignon grabbed my attention right away.’
    • ‘So why do people like filet mignon if you have to add fat to it in order to make it taste the way it does?’

Origin

French, literally ‘dainty fillet’.

Pronunciation

filet mignon

/fɪˌleɪ mɪnˈjɑn//fiˌlā minˈyän/