liv·​er·​wurst | \ ˈli-vər-ˌwərst How to pronounce liverwurst (audio) ; ˈli-və- also -ˌvu̇(r)st, sometimes -ˌvu̇sht \

Definition of liverwurst

: a large, creamy to firm cooked sausage containing ground pork liver usually mixed with pork or other meat and spices : liver sausage

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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, "The Butcher Shop Keeping Old World Delicacies Alive," 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, "The Pleasure and Pain of Being Cole Porter," 13 Jan. 2020 As the neighborhood changed around the restaurant, Langer’s stopped selling items such as baloney and liverwurst. Samantha Masunaga,, "Norm Langer guides Langer's Deli through changing tastes," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of liverwurst

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liverwurst

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

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The first known use of liverwurst was in 1852

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“Liverwurst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of liverwurst

chiefly US : a type of soft sausage made chiefly of cooked liver

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