[wurst, woo rst]


Origin of wurst

First recorded in 1890–95, wurst is from the German word Wurst
Can be confusedworst wurst
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Contemporary Examples of wurst

  • Germans have a special bond with their wurst; like pizza and Italians; sushi and the Japanese; or beer and, well, the Germans.

  • Festival must-eats include the crispy-skinned buttered chicken, giant pretzels, and anything with ‘wurst’ in the name.

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Historical Examples of wurst

British Dictionary definitions for wurst



a large sausage, esp of a type made in Germany, Austria, etc

Word Origin for wurst

from German, literally: something rolled; related to Latin vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for wurst

German sausage, 1855, from German Wurst, from Old High German

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