[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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Example sentences
Today the menu is bratwurst, cheese fries, and twice-baked potatoes.
Additional highlights include a bratwurst burn, kids challenge and torch parade.
Bratwurst, hot dogs and adult beverages will be available for purchase.
Although disappointed, fest fans continued lining up for the next two hours for bratwurst and hamburgers.
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