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 kielbasy (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 menu offers a number of American options, including ribs, wings and a kielbasa-and-sauerkraut grinder slathered in spicy brown mustard. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: At Staropolska in New Britain, huge portions of hearty authentic Polish fare, great for a cold winter night," 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,, "Dear Inga will take you home," 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, "A hearty, smoky stew with kielbasa, bacon and sauerkraut to warm you up in cooler months," 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, "Did Pete Buttigieg Help Black People in South Bend?," 9 Dec. 2019 Creamy white borscht was full of potatoes, kielbasa, onions, celery and herbs, and held a light tang of horseradish. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: At Staropolska in New Britain, huge portions of hearty authentic Polish fare, great for a cold winter night," 13 Nov. 2019 Slavic food, including pierogi, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, and kielbasa will be available for eat-in and take-out., "," 29 Oct. 2019 Participating restaurants will stretch their culinary imaginations with kielbasa, sauerkraut, pierogis, homemade buffalo kettle chips, sausage crumbles, basil pesto aioli and more. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Burger Battle and Cupcake Crawl under way," 15 Oct. 2019 The new Tavern at the Vogue is a retro-stylish beer hall with an impressive array — kielbasa, veggie brats, bison, spicy Italians — of sausages. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Has the Great American Beer Festival become too great?," 3 Oct. 2019

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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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“Kielbasa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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