sauerkraut

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed into English around 1600 from German Sauerkraut, from sauer ‎(sour, acidic, spoiled) + Kraut ‎(herb”, specifically “cabbage).[1]

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sauerkraut ‎(countable and uncountable, plural sauerkrauts)

  1. A dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage.
  2. (obsolete, ethnic slur, offensive, slang) A German person.

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  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary, "sauerkraut"