Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to schnitzel: Wiener schnitzel


A thin cutlet of veal or other meat, usually seasoned, that is dipped in batter and fried.

[German, from Middle High German snitzel, diminutive of sniz, slice, from snitzen, to carve, frequentative of snīden, to cut, from Old High German snīdan.]


(Cookery) a thin slice of meat, esp veal. See also Wiener schnitzel
[German: cutlet, from schnitzen to carve, schnitzeln to whittle]


(ˈʃnɪt səl)

a cutlet, esp. of veal.
[1850–55, Amer.; < German: a shaving, derivative of schnitzeln to whittle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schnitzel - deep-fried breaded veal cutlets
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Austrian capital, capital of Austria, Vienna - the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss


[ˈʃnɪtsəl] Nescalope m
see also wiener schnitzel


n(Wiener) Schnitzel nt
References in periodicals archive ?
The meat is tender and cooked to perfection, not too rare, not too well done, just as much as a schnitzel demands and all the taste lies in the simplicity of it all; as it does with most dishes here.
Over to the mains and I ordered zucchini noodles, a homemade pappardelle and a schnitzel -- just to sample the range of taste and health they pack in their platters.
Menu starts w/meat dumpling soup, Schnitzel & fresh desserts like the emperor's pancake.
Wiener Schnitzel raised $125,000 at the annual fundraising gala for the company's marquee charity partner.
Guests Can Warm Up This Fall with Authentic Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and Samuel Adams OctoberFest Beer Pairing
The venue at Jumeirah Beach Hotel - one of Dubai's oldest restaurants - has a new chef, German national Marcel Korpuka, who has designed an Alpine influenced menu including Swiss Raclettes and Austrian Schnitzel, as well as generously portioned traditional German meat dishes.
Along with schnitzel, sausages and fried potatoes, asparagus -
I had chicken dumplings to start, followed by a chicken schnitzel with mash, salad and lemon.
And no waltz with Viennese cooking would be complete without Wiener Schnitzel, beaten flat, breaded and crisply fried, this is something of a national dish, It was so fresh and uncomplicated I wanted to break into a chorus of Edelweiss, but of course I had my mouth full of Schnitzel.
Tenants include Bario s Pizza, Dance Studio, Holy Schnitzel, Island Kitchen, Jaquie s Bridal, Nome Laundry, Nome Superette & Bagels and Princess Nails.
Haz lined his stomach with some schnitzel before getting on the vodka and cranberries.
The menu will include German potato soup with beef sausages, Oxtail soup, crispy veal knuckle, Rheinischer Sauerbraten (braised piece of marinated beef) and a live cooking station for the traditional Wiener Schnitzel.