kielbasa

See also: kiełbasa

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • (uncommon) kielbasy, kolbasa, kovbasa
  • (rare) kielbassi, kolbasy

EtymologyEdit

From Polish kiełbasa, from East Turkic kül bassï, from Turkic *kül bastï. Compare Ukrainian ковбаса (kovbasá, sausage, kubasa).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌkɪlˈbɑsə/, /kɨlˈbɑsə/; (alternate US pronunciations) IPA(key): /kɨˈbɑsə/, /kɪlˈbesə/, /kɪlˈbɑsi/, /kɪlbɑsˈi/
  • (Polish pronunciation) IPA(key): [kʲɛwˈbasa]

NounEdit

kielbasa (plural kielbasas or kielbasy)

  1. A spicy, smoked sausage of a particular kind.
  2. (slang) the penis.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • kielbasa” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • kielbasa” in Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Joan Houston Hall (1985), Dictionary of American Regional English, p 212, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674205197.
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