Meaning of schnitz in English:


Pronunciation /ʃnɪts/


dialect US
  • Slices or pieces of fruit, especially dried apple. Also (in form snit): a slice or piece of such fruit.

    Also with modifying word specifying the kind of fruit, as apple schnitz.


Early 19th century. From Pennsylvania German schnitz, plural of schnitz from German Schnitz small piece that has been cut off (Middle High German sniz, snitz) from schnitzen to carve from an ablaut variant (zero-grade, with expressive gemination) of the Germanic base of snithe.