Knackwurst definition

nŏkwûrst, -wo͝orst
A short, thick, highly seasoned sausage.
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A thick, highly seasoned sausage.
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A highly seasoned scalded sausage made from beef, pork, and fatty tissue similar to a frankfurter, but shorter and thicker.
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Noun

Singular:
knackwurst
Plural:
knackwursts

Origin of knackwurst

  • German knacken to crack (from Middle High German) (of imitative origin) Wurst sausage wurst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the German noun Knackwurst, itself from German knacken (“to crack, crackle”) + Wurst (“sausage”).

    From Wiktionary