knackwurst

[ nahk-wurst, -woo rst ]
/ ˈnɑk wɜrst, -wʊərst /

noun

a short, thick, highly seasoned sausage.

Nearby words

  1. knacked,
  2. knacker,
  3. knacker's yard,
  4. knackered,
  5. knackery,
  6. knag,
  7. knaggy,
  8. knaidel,
  9. knap,
  10. knapping hammer


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

/ (ˈnɒkˌwɜːst) /

noun

a short fat highly seasoned sausage

Word Origin for knackwurst

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

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