also  ˈbrat-,
-ˌvu̇(r)st How to pronounce bratwurst (audio)
 sometimes  -ˌvu̇sht
: fresh pork sausage for frying or grilling

Examples of bratwurst in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joining the lineup of bratwurst, hot dogs and chicken tenders at these stands is a new offering, Loaded Chicken Tinga Nachos, and the dish is already a bestseller. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 The group will serve bratwurst with bun, sauerkraut and pickles at 5:15 p.m. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 Sternen Grill is a family-run sausage joint with delicious bratwursts and other Swiss favorites. Noele Illien, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Elsewhere, guests will encounter Belgian waffles, French macarons, German bratwurst and Greek feta cheese. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 28 Oct. 2023 The Duke of Sussex celebrated his birthday by devouring beer and bratwursts at a renowned brewery in Düsseldorf, Germany. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2023 Enjoy the twinkling lights and nostalgic scent of waffles, gingerbread, and bratwurst — best washed down with a cup of hot mulled wine. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2023 Red Apron Butcher is grilling bratwurst and bratwurst burgers, while Slice Joint has created a currywurst pizza. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Tickets are $40, including a Jensen’s homemade bratwurst or a giant pretzel with beer cheese sauce, and other bites along with a 5-ounce tasting glass. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


German, from Old High German brātwurst, from brāt meat without waste + wurst sausage

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bratwurst was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Bratwurst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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