ˈwərst How to pronounce wurst (audio)
ˈwu̇rst How to pronounce wurst (audio)
 sometimes  ˈwu̇sht,
 or  ˈwu̇st;
 also with  v,
How to pronounce wurst (audio)

Examples of wurst in a Sentence

spicy wurst mixed with chopped potatoes is delicious
Recent Examples on the Web The German people have been advised by a joy sucking group of foodstuff busybodies to reduce their sausage consumption to a single wurst. David Harsanyi, National Review, 8 June 2023 Cullman has the best of the wurst. al, 2 Oct. 2022 That one was the wurst. Outside Online, 17 July 2019 Since the wurst was not over, a security guard had to quickly remove the fan from the stage. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 4 July 2022 The beer hall, 1009 N. King Drive, will give away one wurst to a person from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Feb. 2022 And the industry was already in decline due to a diminishing appetite in Germany for wurst and schnitzel. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 Yee was aiming for that vibe at Wurst Haus, which has a menu of wurst, schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels and other treats. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Stop by the Capitol Hill restaurant after work on Monday for a fest-worthy dinner — say, a choice of schnitzel, or a platter with five kinds of wursts — and you’ll be entertained by the traditional German drinking songs of Die Zwei. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2019

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Word History


German, from Old High German

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wurst was in 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Wurst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wurst. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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