Hanswurst

noun
Hans·​wurst | \ (ˈ)hän(t)s¦vu̇(ə)rst \
plural -s

Definition of Hanswurst

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

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History and Etymology for Hanswurst

German, from Low German Hansworst, literally, Jack sausage

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“Hanswurst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hanswurst. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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