Bratwurst vs Sausage what difference

what is difference between Bratwurst and Sausage



Borrowed from German Bratwurst. The word is partly from braten (to fry) + Wurst (sausage), and partly from an older Middle High German brātwurst, in which brāt is an unrelated word meaning “ground meat” (compare German Brät). In modern German, the term Bratwurst is used almost exclusively for sausages fried or to be fried.


bratwurst (countable and uncountable, plural bratwursts)

  1. A small pork sausage, usually served fried.
    Yesterday we had bratwurst for dinner.
    • 2012, Lindsey Galloway, ( A German enclave in central Texas
      For just-right spiced bratwurst and sausage, try Opa’s Smoked Meats, a family-owned shop that uses original German recipes passed down the generations and always has samples on hand. Finish off any meal with a stop at Chocolat, one of the few chocolate shops in the US that uses a classic European technique known as “liqueur praliné”, where a delicate sugar casting encases liquor, espresso, wine or other liquid fillings. The casting is then covered in chocolate to make a confection that must be eaten whole, lest the encased liquid come dribbling out.

Derived terms

  • brat (abbreviation)


See also

  • bratwurst on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



bratwurst m or f (rare) (plural bratwürste or bratwursts or bratwurst)

  1. bratwurst (a small pork sausage)



bratwurst m (plural bratwursts)

  1. bratwurst



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. Doublet of saucisse. See also Sicilian sausizza.


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɒsɪd͡ʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔsɪd͡ʒ/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɑsɪd͡ʒ/


sausage (countable and uncountable, plural sausages)

  1. 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.
  2. A sausage-shaped thing.
  3. (vulgar slang) Penis.
  4. (informal) A term of endearment.
  5. (military, archaic) A saucisse.


  • food
  • foodstuff


Coordinate terms

  • allantois
  • haggis
  • kishka
  • kishke
  • pudding
  • toad-in-the-hole

Related terms



sausage (third-person singular simple present sausages, present participle sausaging, simple past and past participle sausaged)

  1. (engineering) To form a sausage-like shape, with a non-uniform cross section.


  • sausage on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • List of sausages at Wikipedia


  • assuage

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