a thick, highly seasoned sausage
Origin of knackwurstGerman from knacken, to crack, burst (prob. ultimately akin to Indo-European base an unverified form gneu?-, 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 .