- 1An item of food in the form of a cylindrical length of minced pork or other meat encased in a skin, typically sold raw to be grilled or fried before eating.More example sentences
- Though our story is about poultry, it could just as easily be about the pork chop, sausages, or salami sticks in your shopping basket.
- In medieval Europe pork was certainly the meat most used in sausages, and pepper was the most common spice.
- This simple pasta dish combines pork sausages with fresh fennel bulbs in a soft, subtly anise-flavoured sauce for spaghetti.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Minced and seasoned meat encased in a skin and cooked or preserved, sold mainly to be eaten cold in slices: smoked German sausageMore example sentences
- The buffet is packed with stuff like sirloin, pork, shrimp, calamari, chicken, andouille and smoked sausage, as well as hamburger and hot dogs.
- Pigs are usually slaughtered before Christmas, smoked, made into sausage, and preserved for use throughout the year.
- Try salty, spicy or smoked meats, such as ham, sausage, cold cuts or wieners.
- 1.2 [usually as modifier] An object shaped like a sausage: her hair hung in glossy black sausage curlsMore example sentences
- He saw the soldiers and the land-girls, the silver sausage shapes of the barrage balloons in the sky, the occasional flight of marauder or defender aeroplanes droning aloft.
- Form into sausage shapes and use to fill the courgettes.
- Wet your hands well with cold water, and form the mixture into small, flattened sausage shapes about 8cm long.
- 2British Used as an affectionate form of address, especially to a child: ‘Silly sausage,’ he teasedMore example sentences
- However, he became such a silly sausage later on that I can't nominate any of his songs as my all time favourite.
not a sausage
- British • informal Nothing at all: we heard nothing: not a sausage, not a mutter, not a murmur from the ministerMore example sentences
nothing, not a thing, not a single thing, not anything, nothing at all, nil, zero; Northern English nowtBritish • informal damn allNorth American • informal zip, nada, a goose egg, bupkis
- It was zero, zippo, zilch, not a sausage, and not a single bill.
- The season after they secured their 1976 treble, the team won not a sausage, losing to FC Zurich in the first round of the European Cup.
- When asked about his fee for opening the store, he allegedly replied: ‘Not a sausage, I say, not a sausage.’
late Middle English: from Old Northern French saussiche, from medieval Latin salsicia, from Latin salsus 'salted' (see sauce).