[brat-wurst, -woorst, braht-; German braht-voorsht]
a sausage made of pork, spices, and herbs, sometimes without a casing, usually served sautéed or broiled.

1910–15; < German, equivalent to brat(en) to roast, bake + Wurst sausage Unabridged
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bratwurst (ˈbrɑːtˌwɜːst, German ˈbraːtvurst)
a type of small pork sausage
[C20: German, from Old High German, from brāto meat + wurst sausage; related to Old Saxon brādo ham]

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Word Origin & History

1911, from Ger. Bratwurst, from wurst + Brät "lean meat, finely chipped calf or swine meat," from O.H.G. brato (12c.), from P.Gmc. *bred-on- "roast flesh" (cf. O.E. bræde "meat"), from PIE *bhreue- (see brawn). Ger. folk etymology derives
it from braten "to roast, bake, broil, grill;" more likely both are fom the same ancient source.
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