Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slice of veal or other meat that is pounded until very thin and cooked quickly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vagabond who sleeps in straw; hence, one who lives alow, knavish life; a dissolute fellow.

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  • noun A slice of meat pounded thin and grilled.

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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From French

Examples

  • A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.

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  • A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • A paillard is a thin piece of chicken, beef, or veal that is well-seasoned, cooked very rapidly, usually grilled, without fat.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • The final benefit of the paillard is the making of it.

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  • Sometimes called "paillard," they also are great if you want to top them with other ingredients, roll them up and then saute them.

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  • Café des Amis serves "a treasure trove of forgotten dishes," said Mr. Drysdale, with lunchtime favorites including a quiche Florentine made with a traditional custard, chicken paillard with duck-fat croutons and a grilled beef tartine.

    Café des Amis

  • Delicious: pea soup; chicken paillard salad; and the Portobello sandwich with parmesan and jalapeño, accompanied by a generous portion of crispy french fries.

    Fact And Comment

  • Delicious: pea soup; chicken paillard salad; and the Portobello sandwich with parmesan and jalapeño, accompanied by a generous portion of crispy french fries.

    Fact And Comment

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  • From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:

    "A vagabond who sleeps in straw; hence, one who lives alow, knavish life; a dissolute fellow."

    May 4, 2017

  • I was going to add it to my new list 'Hobo Slur or Mystery Meat?' but unfortunately it's both.

    May 6, 2017

  • Oh, cruel bilby! I just went to see whether that's an actual list--but it's not. I hereby nominate you to create it.

    May 6, 2017