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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Examples of sausage in a Sentence

Would you like any sausage? They bought sausages for the picnic.
Recent Examples on the Web Best of all was the two kinds of sausage, one mild and one with a decided kick. cleveland, "Searching for the perfect frozen pizza? See winners in 12 categories, including supreme, sausage, pepperoni, cheese," 26 Dec. 2020 That’s typically a forgivable offense, but the pieces of ice-cold Italian sausage and bell peppers were not. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Broken Stone Pizza Co. in Boerne has worst cheese of the series," 25 Dec. 2020 The soondae is perfectly serviceable at room temperature, doused with chile, or left to wallow in the hot soup until stubs of sausage warm through. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery in Koreatown," 13 Dec. 2020 At Friday's event, longtime Vaucresson customer Ericka Lassair served plates of sausage and grits to attendees from her Diva Dawg food truck. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "Vaucresson Sausage building new market, restaurant in former home, vacant since Hurricane Katrina," 11 Dec. 2020 And to top it all off, just this morning, Beth got a very special moment in the spotlight—and a taste of a very delicious sausage. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Watch Camilla's Dog Beth Unveil a Plaque By Herself," 9 Dec. 2020 Denny’s served biscuits and gravy with sausage, bacon and eggs along with hot coffee. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Veterans in need receive support at annual event despite pandemic complications," 22 Nov. 2020 The meal package comes with a choice Italian sausage and chestnut stuffing, crème Fraîche mashed potatoes and green beans Almondine. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Don't want to cook? Here's where to order Thanksgiving meals to-go in metro Detroit," 20 Nov. 2020 The beauty of sausage is that chefs can put almost anything in it. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "4 oddly alluring Thanksgiving dishes to order in Dallas-Fort Worth," 19 Nov. 2020

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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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10 Jan 2021

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“Sausage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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