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Cutlet vs. Fritter

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Cutletnoun

A thin slice of meat, usually fried.

Fritternoun

A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.

Cutletnoun

A chop, a specific piece of meat (especially pork, chicken, or beef) cut from the side of an animal.

Fritternoun

A fragment; a shred; a small piece.

Cutletnoun

A piece of fish that has been cut perpendicular to the spine, rather than parallel (as with a fillet); often synonymous with steak.

Fritterverb

To squander or waste time, money, or other resources; e.g. occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.

‘I was supposed to do work, but I frittered around all afternoon.’; ‘He can’t figure out how to finish the paper he’s writing, so he’s resorted to frittering with the fonts.’; ‘It is quite possible to fritter one's life away in answer to the endless calls of others.’;

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Cutletnoun

A prawn or shrimp with its head and outer shell removed, leaving only the flesh and tail.

Fritterverb

(transitive) To sinter.

Cutletnoun

A piece of meat, especially of veal or mutton, cut for broiling.

Fritterverb

(transitive) To cut (meat etc.) into small pieces for frying.

Cutletnoun

thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

Fritterverb

(transitive) To break into small pieces or fragments.

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Cutlet

Cutlet (derived from French côtelette, côte, ) refers to:

‘rib’;

Fritternoun

A small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters.

Fritternoun

A fragment; a shred; a small piece.

‘And cut whole giants into fritters.’;

Fritterverb

To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.

Fritterverb

To break into small pieces or fragments.

‘Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense.’;

Fritternoun

small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

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Fritterverb

spend frivolously and unwisely;

‘Fritter away one's inheritance’;

Fritter

A fritter is a portion of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients which have been battered or breaded, or just a portion of dough without further ingredients, that is deep-fried. Fritters are prepared in both sweet and savory varieties.

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