[nahk-wurst, -woo rst]
- 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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- a short fat highly seasoned sausage
German, from knacken to make a cracking sound + Wurst sausage
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