Definition of schnitzel in English:

schnitzel

noun

  • A thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.

    • ‘They are coated in bread crumbs so that, like a schnitzel, a crispy crust encases the meat.’
    • ‘Madame was interested in the roast lamb, while I decided to try the chicken schnitzel.’
    • ‘His friends think he's a couple of wieners short of a schnitzel, so he heads for the big city.’
    • ‘Sixteen main dishes are next with ribs, roast pork, schnitzels and pork knuckle on offer.’
    • ‘They're breaded and fried like mini schnitzels, soft on the inside and crusty on the outside.’
    • ‘Dinners cover steaks, schnitzels, poultry, fish and even a couple of Scandinavian items.’
    • ‘The traditional Wiener schnitzel - which, as the name indicates, originated in Vienna, Austria - is a very flat piece of breaded veal, but most schnitzels are pork.’
    • ‘But even if the best schnitzels in the world were not to be found here, Vienna would still be one of my favourite cities.’
    • ‘My companion greatly enjoyed the schnitzel, saying she rarely dared order veal in Bulgaria.’
    • ‘Central and Eastern Europe's cuisines would be remiss without grated crumbs for their schnitzels, matzos, and strudels.’
    • ‘It was only with the arrival of Italian and German immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that an appetite for veal developed in the eastern cities, with schnitzels and veal scallopine showing up on restaurant menus.’
    • ‘You see this place has been serving steaks and schnitzels for the past 20 years.’
    • ‘The second page runs into some more expensive items with selections of their tailor made (on the premises) pies, schnitzels and beef stews.’
    • ‘Even better than the cordon bleu was the schnitzel, made like a parmigiana, with tomato sauce and melted cheese ($17.95, with soup, salad, dessert and coffee included).’

Origin

From German Schnitzel, literally ‘slice’.

Pronunciation

schnitzel

/ˈSHnitsəl//ˈʃnɪtsəl/