noun bau·ern·wurst \ˈbau̇-ərn-(ˌ)wərst also -ˌvu̇st, -ˌvu̇rst sometimes -ˌvu̇sht\

Definition of bauernwurst



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of bauernwurst

borrowed from German, from Bauern, oblique and plural form of Bauer “farmer, peasant” + Wurst “sausage” — more at 5bower, wurst

First Known Use: 1903

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a brief usually trivial fact

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