kielbasa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Polish kiełbasa (sausage), from Proto-Slavic *kъlbasa, which may derive from Proto-Turkic for "grilled cutlet," literally "pressed on ashes," from *kül (ash) + *bas (to press) (modern Turkish basmak).[1]. See the Ukrainian cognate ковбаса́ (kovbasá, sausage), whence kubasa, for more information.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /kilˈbɑsə/, /kɪ(l)ˈbɑsə/, enPR: kēl-bäʹsə, kĭ(l)-bäʹsə
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kiːlˈbasə/, enPR: kēl-băsʹə
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːsə, -æsə
  • Hyphenation: kiel‧ba‧sa

Noun[edit]

kielbasa (countable and uncountable, plural kielbasas or kielbasy)

  1. A spicy, smoked sausage of a particular kind from Eastern Europe.
    • 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 []
    Synonyms: (informal) Polish sausage, (Canada) kubasa
  2. (slang) Penis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Penis

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Polish kiełbasa (sausage)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kjɛl.ba.za/, /kjɛl.ba.sa/
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun[edit]

kielbasa m or f (plural kielbasas)

  1. kielbasa (Polish sausage)
    Synonym: (Canada, informal) saucisse polonaise f