a thick, highly seasoned sausage
Origin of knackwurstGerman ; from knacken, to crack, burst (prob. ultimately akin to Indo-European base an unverified form gneuĝ-, from source knock) + wurst, sausage
A short, thick, highly seasoned sausage.
Origin of knackwurstGerman : knacken, to crack (from Middle High German, of imitative origin) + Wurst, sausage; see wurst.