Wurst meaning

wûrst, wo͝orst
Sausage.
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Sausage.

Bratwurst, knackwurst, etc.

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Origin of wurst

  • German from Middle High German from Old High German wers- in Indo-European roots

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

  • 1890, from German Wurst (“sausage, wurst") from Middle High German wurst, from Old High German wurst, from Proto-Germanic *wurstiz (“something turned or twisted"), from Proto-Indo-European *wert-, *-d- (“to turn"). Akin to Old Saxon worst (“wurst"), Old English weorþan (“to turn, become"). Unrelated to worsted (“type of yarn"). More at worth (“to be, become, betide").

    From Wiktionary