knockwurst

noun knock·wurst \ ˈnäk-(ˌ)wərst also -ˌvu̇(r)st , sometimes -ˌvu̇sht \
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Definition of knockwurst

: a short thick heavily seasoned sausage

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Origin and Etymology of knockwurst

German Knackwurst, from knacken to crackle (of imitative origin) + Wurst wurst


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