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knackwurst

[ nahk-wurst, -woorst ]
/ ˈnɑk wɜrst, -wʊərst /
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noun
a short, thick, highly seasoned sausage.
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Also knockwurst.

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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