the small intestines of pigs, used for food, usually fried in deep fat
Origin of chitterlingsMiddle English chiterling, entrails, souse; akin to Middle Low German k?t, soft parts of the body, German kutteln, chitterlings ; from Indo-European base an unverified form geu-, to bend from source cod
also chit·lins or chit·lings
The small intestines of pigs, especially when cooked and eaten as food.
Origin of chitterlingsFrom Middle English chiterling, probably diminutive of Old English *cieter, intestines.