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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Would you like any sausage? They bought sausages for the picnic.
Recent Examples on the Web There were also his calls for the road warriors to pick up his breakfast—McDonald's hotcakes and sausage—or lunch—a Brawny Lad from Big Boy. Becca Hackett, Car and Driver, "How I Landed My Dream Job at Car and Driver," 22 May 2020 The grand finale arrives when Primo prepares, in close-up, his famous timpano, a baked concoction packed with eggs, sausage, meatballs, rigatoni, salami, and marinara sauce. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "Home theater: A feast for foodies and film fans," 20 May 2020 Cudahy, which makes dry sausage and bacon, will be down for two weeks. James Attwood,, "World’s Top Pork Company Closes More Plants in Domino Effect," 10 May 2020 Meat options include Georgia chopped pork, southside rib tips, BBQ chicken, hand breaded crispy, burnt buttz, smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage and more. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "17 restaurants for great lunch deals in metro Phoenix," 28 Feb. 2020 Pale, wrinkled, and hairless, the naked mole-rat looks more like a toothy, undercooked sausage than a paragon of mammalian health. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Naked Mole-Rats Bathe Their Bodies in Carbon Dioxide to Prevent Seizures," 4 May 2020 Degrange ordered us diots, a Savoyard sausage, and a glass of wine, a local Mondeuse. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, "Baking Bread in Lyon," 6 Apr. 2020 Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Parma Animal Shelter’s March Muttness proves popular: Sun Postings," 9 Mar. 2020 El Caprichoso This is the quintessential Arizona street dog — a cheap, low-quality sausage wrapped in crisp bacon with a grocery list of Mexican toppings and a sweet bun griddled to a deep, gorgeous gold. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The 10 best restaurants in north Phoenix," 24 Feb. 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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2 Jun 2020

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“Sausage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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


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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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