Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The small fleshy part of a chicken wing, often fried and served as an appetizer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The first segment (meatier part) of a chicken wing, closest to the body.

Etymologies

drum(stick) + -ette.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
drum +‎ -ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The drumette is the meatiest part of the wing and looks a little like a miniature drumstick.

    Princess Party Cookbook

  • I am thinking of making this for a holiday party but using the drumette and flat parts of the wing.

    tequila lime chicken + green onion slaw | smitten kitchen

  • Chickens have two wings the "drumette" and the "flat", and three joints.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Wings often are cut up and divided among the drumette, the flat and the wing tip.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com - South Florida Recipes

  • Using a sharp knife, slice around knuckle of each drumette to loosen skin and meat from bone.

    Toronto Sun

  • Using a sharp knife or poultry shears, separate the wings down the middle, slicing the drumette from the double bone piece-don't worry at all about getting the separation point exact.

    Later On

  • Using a sharp knife or poultry shears, separate the wings down the middle, slicing the drumette from the double bone piece-don't worry about getting the separation point exact.

    Later On

  • Each wing has three segments: the drumette or mini-drumstick; the flat, which is the middle part with two bones; and the flapper, the tip that isn't eaten.

    New York News, Weather, Sports & Traffic - WCBSTV.com

  • Anyway, what I got was 2 tenders, a wing, a drumette, and a thigh and fries all freshly fried (obviously they're better at dishing the food than counting it).

    Midtown Lunch

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