Schnitzel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Schnitz (cut-off piece). Pertaining to schneiden (to cut). The culinary sense spread from Austria and was therefore adopted in the regional neuter gender.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃnɪtsəl/, [ˈʃnɪtsəl], [ˈʃnɪtsl̩]

Noun[edit]

Schnitzel m, n (genitive Schnitzels, plural Schnitzel)

  1. scrap (small piece of paper, etc.)

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  • The neuter gender is chiefly Austro-Bavarian.

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Schnitzel n (genitive Schnitzels, plural Schnitzel)

  1. cutlet (slice of filet meat)

Usage notes[edit]

  • German Schnitzel is not the same as English schnitzel, which is generally taken to be a breaded cutlet. Although this form of preparation is rather common in the German-speaking countries, it is by no means defining for the word Schnitzel.
  • Given the general meaning of the word, the idea that “Schnitzel” is a dish typical of the German/Austrian cuisine is unknown to these countries (or has, at most, recently been introduced from the Anglophone world).

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