bauernwurst

noun

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

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Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bauernwurst. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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