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knackwurst

[nahk-wurst, -woo rst]
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noun
  1. a short, thick, highly seasoned sausage.

Origin of knackwurst

1935–40; < German, equivalent to knack(en) to crack, break + Wurst sausage. Cf. knack
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British Dictionary definitions for knackwurst

knackwurst

knockwurst

noun
  1. a short fat highly seasoned sausage

Word Origin

German, from knacken to make a cracking sound + Wurst sausage
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