- a sausage made of pork, spices, and herbs, sometimes without a casing, usually served sautéed or broiled.
Origin of bratwurst
Related Words for bratwurstbratwurst, frankfurter, banger, liverwurst, pepperoni, kielbasa, rolliche, wurst
- a type of small pork sausage
Word Origin for bratwurst
Word Origin and History for bratwurst
1911, from German Bratwurst, from wurst + Brät "lean meat, finely chipped calf or swine meat," from Old High German brato (12c.), from Proto-Germanic *bred-on- "roast flesh" (cf. Old English bræde "meat"), from PIE *bhreue- (see brawn). German folk etymology derives it from braten "to roast, bake, broil, grill;" more likely both are from the same ancient source.