Definition of filet mignon in English:

filet mignon

Syllabification: fi·let mi·gnon
Pronunciation: /fiˌlā mēnˈyōN


  • A small tender piece of beef from the end of the tenderloin.
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    • In between, there's a tough but tasty cut of hanger steak, an absurdly tender filet mignon, and a classic twelve-ounce New York strip.
    • It includes sirloin, filet mignon, flavour-packed sausages, roast beef, pork and lamb.
    • I also need filet mignon, cheeseburgers, every type of ice cream and sorbet, plus fresh fruit and snacks.


mid 20th century: French, literally 'dainty fillet'.

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