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bratwurst

[brat-wurst, -woo rst, braht-; German braht-voorsht]
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noun
  1. a sausage made of pork, spices, and herbs, sometimes without a casing, usually served sautéed or broiled.
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Origin of bratwurst

1910–15; < German, equivalent to brat(en) to roast, bake + Wurst sausage
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British Dictionary definitions for bratwurst

bratwurst

noun
  1. a type of small pork sausage
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Word Origin

C20: German, from Old High German, from brāto meat + wurst sausage; related to Old Saxon brādo ham
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Word Origin and History for bratwurst

n.

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.

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