noun Hans·wurst \(ˈ)hän(t)s¦vu̇(ə)rst\

Definition of Hanswurst



  1. :  a broadly farcical or burlesque stock character common in German comedy in the 16th to the 18th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of hanswurst

German, from Low German Hansworst, literally, Jack sausage

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to cast off or become cast off

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