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


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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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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Phrases Related to sausage

not a sausage

sausage dog

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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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