[ liv-er-wurst, -woo rst, -woo sht ]
/ ˈlɪv ərˌwɜrst, -ˌwʊərst, -ˌwʊʃt /


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

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

    Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas

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