sausage

noun
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

Synonyms

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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The building also will include a unique variety of Klement's sausage crafted especially for the Bucks, and an array of MillerCoors products and local craft beers. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Laughing Taco, FreshFin Poke, Iron Grate BBQ and Palermo's-inspired pizza coming to Bucks arena," 12 July 2018 Generous bits of andouille sausage and pieces of tomato made for a nice flavor profile, despite the near soupy consistency of the dish. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Doc Crow's sets a worthy bar for successful restaurants in Louisville," 30 May 2018 In keeping with his ethnic roots, he's even taken a stage name in honor of a sausage, a hearty stuffed-intestine favored by Poles and other Slavs. Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com, "Lakewood's Cleveland Vegan set to expand storefront this summer," 3 May 2018 Toss poppy seeds and onions with romaine and spoon on top of sausages. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs," 1 July 2019 The noodles were laid out in a single layer, framed with slices of pork sausage and a mound of bean sprouts and herbs, and sprinkled all over with dark, crisp fried shallots. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Art of Banh Cuon, Vietnamese Rice Rolls," 20 June 2019 Also in June, Johnsonville recalled about 95,393 lbs. of sausages that may have been contaminated with plastic material. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Costco and Kroger Recall Frozen Berries Because of Hepatitis A Contamination," 17 June 2019 The young guests were also treated to a very British lunch of sausages and mash, and helped decorate a Christmas tree with an array of bright ornaments. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Duchess Camilla Gets into the Christmas Spirit, Hangs Out with a Couple Reindeer," 7 Dec. 2018 Save room for the jalapeño sausage at Smitty’s Market. Anna Mazurek, al.com, "Get your fill of barbecue on this Southern road trip," 27 June 2019

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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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sausage

noun

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

sausage

noun
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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