Dictionary.com

kielbasa

[ kil-bah-suh, keel- ]
/ kɪlˈbɑ sə, kil- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: kielbasa / kielbasas / kielbasy on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural kiel·ba·sas, kiel·ba·sy [kil-bah-see, keel-]. /kɪlˈbɑ si, kil-/.
a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also called Polish sausage.

Origin of kielbasa

First recorded in 1950–55; from Polish kiełbasa “sausage,” cognate with Czech klobása, dialectal Serbo-Croatian klobasa, Bulgarian kŭlbása, Russian kolbasá; further origin uncertain

Words nearby kielbasa

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for kielbasa

kielbasa

esp Canadian kulbasa (kuːbɒˈsɒ, ˈkuːbɘsɒ)

/ (ˌkiːlˈbaːsɘ, ˌkɪlˈbaːsɘ) /

noun
a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin

Word Origin for kielbasa

from Polish kieɫbasa, Ukrainian kovbasa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK