kiel·​ba·​sa | \ kēl-ˈbä-sə How to pronounce kielbasa (audio) , kil- also ki-ˈbä-sə \
plural kielbasas also kielbasy\ kēl-​ˈbä-​sē How to pronounce kielbasa (audio) , kil-​ also  ki-​ˈbä-​sə \

Definition of kielbasa

: a smoked sausage of Polish origin

Examples of kielbasa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole kielbasa would be a 9.0-plus that rocks the entire Northwest coast. Bruce Barcott, Outside Online, 25 Aug. 2011 The kielbasa was being donated because the texture was slightly too soft. Stephanie Keith, New York Times, 21 May 2021 Today, on the streets of Avondale in Chicago’s West End, one can still smell Polish kielbasa cooking and hear Polish spoken. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 2 May 2020 Dinners are cod fish with pierogis, brat and kielbasa. cleveland, 6 Mar. 2020 The menu offers a number of American options, including ribs, wings and a kielbasa-and-sauerkraut grinder slathered in spicy brown mustard. Rand Richards Cooper,, 13 Nov. 2019 Out of the three options of bratwurst, blood sausage and kielbasa ($12 each), the blood sausage noses its way to the front of the pack, its earthy notes anchored by accoutrements of apple butter and lentils. Soleil Ho,, 19 Dec. 2019 Add the kielbasa and kabanos, if using, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the slices are browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2019 The rally, not as chaotic as the earlier event on Wednesday, was at the West Side Democratic Club, a venerable dive bar and political hall, where posters for kielbasa and beer still hung from a Polish festival. New York Times, 9 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of kielbasa

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kielbasa

Polish kiełbasa

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