From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare Norman saûciche), from Late Latin salsīcia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsīcius (“seasoned with salt”), derivative of Latin salsus (“salted”), from sal (“salt”). More at salt.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒsɪd͡ʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔsɪd͡ʒ/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɑsɪd͡ʒ/
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- A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a section of the animal's intestine, or in a similarly cylindrical shaped synthetic casing; a length of this food.
- A sausage-shaped thing.
- (vulgar slang) Penis.
- A term of endearment.
- my little sausage
- Silly sausage.
- (military, archaic) A saucisse.
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- List of sausages at Wikipedia