Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The frill to the breast of a shirt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The frill to the breast of a shirt, which when ironed out resembled the small entrails. See chitterlings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, part of the frill-like small intestine, as of swine, fried for food; also, a kind of sausage: generally used in the plural. Also chitling.
  • n. The frill to the breast of a shirt.

Etymologies

When ironed out, it resembled the small entrails, or chitterlings. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In that breath the fume of pig foot, chitterling and cheap chili, malign, mocked John.

    John Lundberg: Three Poems For Martin Luther King Day

  • There's a lot of chitterling crotch in these pictures.

    Dlisted - Be Very Afraid

  • Coca - Cola parties in Georgia, the chitterling strut in North Carolina, cooking for the threshers in Nebraska, a Choctaw funeral, and a Puget Sound Indian salmon feast.

    ‘The Food of a Younger Land’

  • Those were the good old days — breakfast was mush, lunch was chitterling strut and dinner was fried beaver tail.

    A Book Lover’s Summer

  • The parents went on and on about how Daniel is usually so shy, but he really loved me, and my peaceful meal turned into me trying to appease some young chitterling at the next table with some kind of rictus plastered across my weary face.

    saru-san Diary Entry

  • Punch Costello was of them all embraided and they reclaimed the churl with civil rudeness some and shaked him with menace of blandishments others whiles they all chode with him, a murrain seize the dolt, what a devil he would be at, thou chuff, thou puny, thou got in peasestraw, thou losel, thou chitterling, thou spawn of

    Ulysses

  • Therefore Carpalin and Gymnast were ordered by Pantagruel to go for the soldiers that were on board the Cup galley, under the command of Colonel Maul-chitterling, and those on board the Vine-tub frigate, under the command of Colonel Cut-pudding the younger.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Then said Epistemon to Pantagruel: The denomination of these two colonels of yours, Maul-chitterling and Cut-pudding, promiseth us assurance, success, and victory, if those Chitterlings should chance to set upon us.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • How Pantagruel sent for Colonel Maul-chitterling and Colonel Cut-pudding; with a discourse well worth your hearing about the names of places and persons.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Of all the towns in Christendom, Richmond, Va., is the only one wherein a self-respecting white man would dare to be caught wolfing a chitterling in public.

    A Book of Burlesques

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