sau·​sage | \ ˈsȯ-sij \

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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With 100,000 pins, this sausage, potato, and green bean foil packet is one of Pinterest's favorites. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "9 Healthy Foods Pinterest Can't Wait to Make in 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 Also unknown is why Kevin and Astrid are sharing a plate of large sausages? Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: Jordan's in the Dog House," 20 Aug. 2018 Toss poppy seed onions with romaine and spoon on top of sausages. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs," 16 Aug. 2018 The Coventry Lions Club is sponsoring its annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast on Monday, May 28, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 1171 Main St. Breakfast will consist of sausage, pancakes and eggs. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 21 May 2018 Read More Want to know why 109,000 pounds of sausage got recalled? David J. Neal, miamiherald, "What a restaurant found in the sausage got almost 50,000 pounds of it recalled | Miami Herald," 5 May 2018 The gravy on his biscuits is thick with three kinds of sausage: hot, smoked and breakfast. Todd A. Price,, "YaYa's in Harahan is all about breakfast and lunch: Opening alert," 5 May 2018 On the other hand, Drummond’s recipe calls for a pound of hot breakfast sausage and onion cooked together in a large nonstick skillet. Southern Living, "The Ultimate Queso Showdown: Ree Drummond vs. Joanna Gaines," 1 May 2018 During the global financial crisis, television showed Putin bullying industrialists to reopen shuttered plants and scolding retailers about the price of sausages. Daniel Treisman, Washington Post, "How Putin’s regime is both authoritarian and incompetent," 14 Mar. 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 \

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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