Definition of sausage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɒsɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːsɪdʒ//
[countable, uncountable] Meat
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  • a mixture of finely chopped meat, fat, bread, etc. in a long tube of skin, cooked and eaten whole or served cold in thin slices beef/pork sausages 200g of garlic sausage see also liver sausage See related entries: Meat
  • Word Originlate Middle English: from Old Northern French saussiche, from medieval Latin salsicia, from Latin salsus ‘salted’, past participle of salere ‘to salt’, from sal ‘salt’.Idioms (old-fashioned, British English, informal) nothing at all
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sausage