sav·​e·​loy ˈsa-və-ˌlȯi How to pronounce saveloy (audio)
: a highly seasoned dry sausage

Word History


modification of French cervelas, from Middle French, from Old Italian cervellata, literally, pig's brains, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum — more at cerebellum

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saveloy was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Saveloy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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