Mett

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See also: mett, Mëtt, and mett'

German[edit]

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Mett (sense 2) on a bread roll

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German met. Cognate to English meat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mett n (genitive Metts, no plural)

  1. (regional, northern and central Germany) minced meat
  2. (more widely used) such meat, seasoned and eaten raw, usually on bread (a popular snack in Germany)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is often synonymous with Hackfleisch in northern and central Germany. However, Mett is normally used only for pork (occasionally beef).
  • Hackfleisch is rarely used for sense 2.

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External links[edit]

  • Mett in Duden online