Definition of saveloy in English:

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saveloy

Pronunciation: /ˈsavəlɔɪ/

noun

British
A seasoned red pork sausage, dried and smoked and sold ready to eat.
Example sentences
  • Growing up in a Greek takeaway in Birmingham might not have been something you bragged about, says Peter, but the smell of cod, saveloys and kebabs was the spur to getting a university education
  • The store in the larger camps sold groceries, the baker brought bread twice a week, a truck called with fruit and vegetables for sale, and the butcher called bringing sausages galore and in one camp giving each child a saveloy.
  • It's position, parked up on the verge by the main arterial route over to Brighton indicates that it has not been left, engine running, whilst its owner nips into the chippy for a saveloy.

Origin

Mid 19th century: alteration of obsolete French cervelat, from Italian cervellata; compare with cervelat.

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