bau·​ern·​wurst ˈbau̇-ərn-(ˌ)wərst also -ˌvu̇st How to pronounce bauernwurst (audio)
-ˌvu̇rst sometimes -ˌvu̇sht
plural bauernwursts
: a spicy German sausage made of beef and pork
Beer-battered french fries and onion rings … are pretty much required sides, and sausages—in the form of bratwurst, bauernwurst or kielbasa—are steamed in beer.Jeremy D. Goodwin, Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 14 Nov. 2012

Word History


borrowed from German, from Bauern, oblique and plural form of Bauer "farmer, peasant" + Wurst "sausage"

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bauernwurst was in 1903

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“Bauernwurst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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