See also: kiełbasa




Alternative formsEdit


From Polish kiełbasa, from a Proto-Slavic word which may derive from Proto-Turkic *kül bastï. See kiełbasa and its Ukrainian cognate ковбаса ‎(kovbasá, sausage, kubasa) for more information.



kielbasa ‎(plural kielbasas or kielbasy)

  1. A spicy, smoked sausage of a particular kind.
    • 1994 July 21, Faye Fiore, “Congress relishes another franking privilege: Meat lobby puts on the dog with exclusive luncheon for lawmakers – experts on pork”, in Los Angeles Times[1]:
      Congressmen gleefully wolfed down every imaginable version of the hot dog – smoked kielbasas, jumbo grillers, Big & Juicy's, kosher dogs and spiced dogs []
  2. (slang) Penis.

External linksEdit


  • 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.
  1. 1.0 1.1 kielbasa” in Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 kielbasa” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  3. 3.0 3.1 kielbasa” (US) / “kielbasa” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press
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