sau·​sage | \ ˈsȯ-sij How to pronounce sausage (audio) \

Definition of sausage

: a highly seasoned minced meat (such as pork) usually stuffed in casings of prepared animal intestine also : a link or patty of sausage

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Synonyms for sausage


banger [British], link, wurst

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Examples of sausage in a Sentence

Would you like any sausage? They bought sausages for the picnic.

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Breakfast consists of some combo of fat plus protein: eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, butter, etc. Molly Kimball,, "The do’s and don’ts of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 11 June 2019 The staples always include eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, muffins, fresh vegetables, fruits, and salads. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here are 15+ spots around Louisville to grab some grub with Dad for Father's Day," 10 June 2019 The menu pulls influences from Japan, Korean, and China to make Hawaiian originals, such as a particuarly over-the-top breakfast congee stocked with chunks of bacon, Portuguese sausage and ham, as well as a poached egg and cinnamon-bacon croutons., "Bloomberg," 2 May 2018 Background: What's better than a festival with German beer, sausages and goat races? Bobby Shipman, The Courier-Journal, "Springtime in NuLu means craft beer and goat races, apparently. We're not kid-ding!," 31 Mar. 2018 Freeland Market in Pottstown has also impressed me with its specialty sausages. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan picks Philly's best butchers," 27 Feb. 2018 Add to skillet and cook without stirring until opaque throughout, about 2 minutes per side; transfer to plate with sausage. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Old Bay Mashed Potatoes with Sauteed Shrimp and Sausage," 15 Feb. 2019 Oktoberfest-like atmosphere with homemade German sausage, authentic German beer and live entertainment by German bands. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: June 4-10," 4 June 2018 When sausage-corn mixture is cooked through, crumble into small bits with back of spoon, then mix into the thick grits, scraping skillet well to mix in cooking liquid with spices. Lucy Saunders, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cooking 101: New Marquette classes aim to raise students' kitchen GPA," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sausage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sausage

Middle English sausige, from Anglo-French sauseche, saucis, from Late Latin salsicia, from Latin salsus salted — more at sauce

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The first known use of sausage was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of sausage

: spicy ground meat (such as pork) that is usually stuffed into a narrow tube of skin or made into a small flat cake


sau·​sage | \ ˈsȯ-sij How to pronounce sausage (audio) \

Kids Definition of sausage

1 : spicy ground meat (as pork) usually stuffed in casings
2 : a roll of sausage in a casing

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