[liv-er-wurst, -woo rst, -woo sht]


a sausage made with a large percentage of liver, especially one made with pork liver and pork meat.

Origin of liverwurst

1865–70, Americanism; half translation, half adoption of German Leberwurst
Also called liver sausage. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for liverwurst

Historical Examples of liverwurst

  • She boiled the blood for pudding and looked to the seasoning, with sage and pepper, of the head cheese and liverwurst.

Word Origin and History for liverwurst

1869, American English, partial translation of German Leberwurst, from Leber "liver" (see liver (n.1)) + Wurst "sausage."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper