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knackwurst Syllabification: knack·wurst
Pronunciation: /ˈnäkwərst/
(also knockwurst)

Definition of knackwurst in English:


A type of short, fat, highly seasoned German sausage.
Example sentences
  • The traditional German restaurant, serving schnitzel, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerbraten, and large quantities of beer, is rapidly disappearing in Germany.
  • For a cheap snack, sausage sandwiches with knackwurst sell for $5.45.
  • Spaghetti from Italy, sushi from Japan, egg rolls from China, knockwurst from Germany, burritos from Mexico are offered side by side as typical foods of choice.


Mid 20th century: from German Knackwurst, from knacken 'make a cracking noise' + Wurst 'sausage'.

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