liverwurst

noun

liv·​er·​wurst ˈli-vər-ˌwərst How to pronounce liverwurst (audio)
ˈli-və-,
 also  -ˌvu̇(r)st,
 sometimes  -ˌvu̇sht
: a large, creamy to firm cooked sausage containing ground pork liver usually mixed with pork or other meat and spices : liver sausage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Down a flight of stairs from the main store is a small, private room where, on a low table, Jeremy has laid out lunch for the two of us: salami, ham, liverwurst, bologna, pâtés and cheese, along with slices of rye and pumpernickel. Reggie Nadelson, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2020 His list of requirements for a hotel room in Philadelphia during a tryout included sliced liverwurst, salami, and bologna, and twenty-four cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 13 Jan. 2020 As the neighborhood changed around the restaurant, Langer’s stopped selling items such as baloney and liverwurst. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, 14 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

partial translation of German Leberwurst, from Leber liver + Wurst sausage

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of liverwurst was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Liverwurst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liverwurst. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

liverwurst

noun

liv·​er·​wurst ˈliv-ə(r)-ˌwərst How to pronounce liverwurst (audio)
-ˌwu̇(ə)rst;
ˈliv-ər-ˌwu̇st
: a sausage made chiefly of cooked liver

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