sausage

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Russian sausage making

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare Jèrriais 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.

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NounEdit

sausage (countable and uncountable, plural sausages)

  1. A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a cylindrical casing; a length of this food.
  2. A sausage-shaped thing.
  3. (slang) Penis.
  4. A term of endearment.
    my little sausage
    Silly sausage.
  5. A saucisse.
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