from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sausage.

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  • n. sausage


German, from Middle High German, from Old High German; see wers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1890, from German Wurst ("sausage, wurst") from Middle High German wurst, from Old High German wurst, from Proto-Germanic *wurstiz (“something turned or twisted”), from Proto-Indo-European *wert-, *-d- (“to turn”). Akin to Old Saxon worst ("wurst"), Old English weorþan ("to turn, become"). Unrelated to worsted ("type of yarn"). More at worth. (Wiktionary)



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