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Russian sausage making
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from sawsiche Anglo-Norman (compare sausiche Norman ), from saûciche Late Latin (compare salsīcia Sicilian , sausizza Spanish , salchicha Italian ), feminine of salsiccia salsīcius ( “ seasoned with salt ” ), derivative of Latin salsus ( “ salted ” ), from sal ( “ salt ” ). More at . salt Doublet of . See also saucisse Sicilian . Displaced native sausizza Old English .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
sausage ( , countable and uncountable plural ) sausages
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-
The ( vulgar slang ) penis.
( informal )
A term of endearment.
my little sausage , Paullina Simons, 2019 Inexpressible Island (End of Forever): “Algernon, you silly sausage. Now you want to marry me? Don't you remember we were already engaged to be married, and then I broke it off with you?”
A ( military , archaic ) saucisse.  A
dachshund; sausage dog. ( rhyming slang ) Short for .
sausage roll ( “ the dole; unemployment ” ) I got fired and I'm back on the sausage again.
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a food made of minced meat packed into a tubular casing
wors (af) Albanian:
suxhuk , (sq) sallam (sq) Arabic:
سُجُق m ( sujuq ), نَقَانِق m ( naqāniq )
سجق m ( suguʔ ), سوسيس m ( susīs ) Morocco: مرقاز ( mergaz ), سوسيس ( susis ) Aragonese:
please add this translation if you can Armenian:
երշիկ (hy) ( eršik ) Asturian:
salchicha f Azerbaijani:
kolbasa (az) Basque:
каўбаса́ f ( kaŭbasá ) Bengali:
সসেজ ( śośej ) Breton:
silzigenn (br) Bulgarian:
на́деница f ( nádenica ), кренвирш m ( krenvirš ) Burmese:
ဝက်အူချောင်း (my) ( wak-uhkyaung: ) Catalan:
salsitxa (ca) f Chinese:
香腸 ／ 香肠 ( hoeng 1 coeng 4-2 ) Dungan:
чонзы ( čonzɨ ) Hakka:
煙腸 ／ 烟肠 ( yên-chhòng ), 灌腸 ／ 灌肠 ( kon-chhòng ) Mandarin:
香腸 ／ 香肠 (zh) ( xiāngcháng ) Min Nan:
煙腸 ／ 烟肠 (zh-min-nan) ( ian-chhiâng, ian-chhiân ), 灌腸 ／ 灌肠 (zh-min-nan) ( kòan-chhiâng ) Wu: 香腸 ／ 香肠 ( 1shian-zan ) Chuvash:
кӑлпасси ( kălp̬assi ) Czech:
klobása (cs) f Danish:
pølse (da) c Dutch:
worst (nl) m Esperanto:
kolbaso (eo) Estonian:
pylsa f Finnish:
makkara (fi) French:
saucisse (fr) f Friulian:
please add this translation if you can Galician:
salchicha (gl) , f longaínza (gl) , f chourizo (gl) m Georgian:
ძეხვი ( ʒexvi ) German:
Wurst (de) f Greek:
λουκάνικο (el) n ( loukániko )
Ancient: ἀλλᾶς m ( allâs ), φύσκη f ( phúskē ), χορδή f ( khordḗ ), χόλιξ f ( khólix ) Greenlandic:
, immigaq pølse Gujarati:
સોસેજ f ( sosej ), ફુલમો m ( phulmo ) Hawaiian:
נַקְנִיק (he) m ( naknik ) Hindi:
सॉसेज ( sŏsej ) Hungarian:
kolbász (hu) Hunsrik:
Worst f Icelandic:
pylsa (is) , f bjúga (is) n Ido:
sociso (io) Indonesian:
sosis (id) Ingrian:
makkara ( thin ), kolbassi ( thick ) Irish:
ispín (ga) m Italian:
salsiccia (it) , f salame (it) , m salume (it) , m insaccato (it) m Japanese:
ソーセージ (ja) ( sōsēji ), カルパス ( karupasu ) ( dry or semi-dry type ) Kalmyk:
цуцг ( tsutsg ) Kannada:
ಸಾಸೇಜ್ ( sāsēj ) Kazakh:
шұжық ( şūjyq ), шұжықша ( şūjyqşa ) Khmer:
សាច់ក្រក ( sac krɑɑk ) Korean:
소시지 (ko) ( sosiji ), 칼파스 (ko) ( kalpaseu ) ( North Korea ) Kurdish:
Northern Kurdish: sosîs (ku) Kyrgyz:
колбаса (ky) ( kolbasa ), чучук (ky) ( cucuk ) Lao:
ໄສ້ອົ່ວ (lo) ( sai ʼūa ) Latin:
botulus (la) , m tomāclum , n farcīmen , n hillae , f pl tuccētum , n salsicia f Latvian:
desa f Lithuanian:
dešra f Livonian:
ᦺᦉᧉ ( ṡay² ) Luxembourgish:
Zoossiss (lb) f Macedonian:
ко́лбас m ( kólbas ) Malay:
salami , m supresatt m Maori:
tōtiti (mi) Marathi:
सॉसेज ( sŏsej ) Marshallese:
jo̧jej Middle English:
, podynge sawcistre Mongolian:
зайдас (mn) ( zajdas ) Navajo:
bisóodi bitsįʼ yikʼánígíí Norman:
sâociche f ( continental Normandy ), sauchisse f ( Guernsey ), saûciche f ( Jersey ) Northern Sami:
pølse (no) c Old Church Slavonic:
Cyrillic: клъбаса f ( klŭbasa ) Old East Slavic:
колбаса f ( kolbasa ) Old English:
mearh m Papiamentu:
پچ کولمه f ( рǝč kwǝlmá ) Persian:
سوسیس (fa) ( sosis ), کالباس (fa) ( kâlbâs ), زیجک ( zijak ) Piedmontese:
saussissa f Plautdietsch:
Worscht f Polish:
kiełbasa (pl) f Portuguese:
salsicha (pt) , f linguiça (pt) f Quechua:
aycha t'iqi Romanian:
cârnat (ro) m Russian:
колбаса́ (ru) f ( kolbasá ), соси́ска (ru) f ( sosíska ) ( small sausage ) Scottish Gaelic:
isbean m Serbo-Croatian:
кобасица f Roman: kobasica (sh) f Sinhalese:
සොසේජ් ( sosēj ) Skolt Sami:
klobása f Slovene:
klobasa (sl) f Sotho:
embutido (es) , m salchicha (es) , f salchichón m Swahili:
korv (sv) c Tagalog:
, suriso batutay Tajik:
ҳасиб (tg) ( hasib ), колбаса ( kolbasa ) Tamil:
தொத்திறைச்சி ( tottiṟaicci ) Tatar:
казылык (tt) ( qazılıq ) Telugu:
సాసేజ్ ( sāsēj ) Thai:
ไส้กรอก (th) ( sâi-grɔ̀ɔk ) Tibetan:
རྒྱུ་མ་བརྒྱངས་པ ( rgyu ma brgyangs pa ) Tok Pisin:
sosis , (tr) sucuk , (tr) salam , (tr) kolbasa (tr) Turkmen:
ковбаса́ (uk) f ( kovbasá ) Urdu:
ساسیج ( sāsej ) Uyghur:
كولباسا ( kolbasa ) Uzbek:
kolbasa (uz) Vietnamese:
xúc xích (vi) Vilamovian:
please add this translation if you can Welsh:
selsigen (cy) f West Frisian:
халбаһы ( qalbahı ) Yiddish:
וווּרשט m or f ( vursht ) Yoruba: sọ́séèjì
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sausage ( third-person singular simple present , sausages present participle , sausaging simple past and past participle ) sausaged
squeeze tightly into something.
, 2009 Paul Kenyon, I Am Justice: A Journey Out of Africa, Preface Publishing, The Random House Group, , →ISBN page : 92 He leapt to his feet, carefully sausaged his screwdrivers in a roll beneath his arm and turned to reach into the box.
, Michelle Dalton, 2011 Sixteenth Summer, Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, , →ISBN page : 90 Now it was my turn to whip my wrap off the ground. I quickly sausaged myself within it while simultaneously dusting sand off my arms and legs.
, Mary Elizabeth Moloney, 2012 Elizabeth: Learning to Dress Myself from the Inside Out, Heart Whisperings, , →ISBN page : 253 No longer able to wear white socks and slippers, she wore Tet Hose that sausaged her swollen feet and legs.
, Tyrone Geronimo Johnson, 2015 Welcome to Braggsville, William Morrow, , →ISBN pages : 150–151 Socks she sausaged like everyone else, but T-shirts she folded and stacked like a factory worker.
March/April, Caitlin Crawshaw, “The Other F-word”, in 2014 , volume Briarpatch 43, number 2, page 5: Filled to bursting with IV fluids, the skin on my hips is taut; it feels like I’ve sausaged myself into pantyhose five sizes too small.
, Helen Wickes, 2015 World as You Left It: Poems, Sixteen Rivers Press, , →ISBN page : 59 Oh well, yes, I sausaged myself into the dark-blue wool—quite proper—and walked forever to the 21 Club where Dad was being tossed out—raging, whining—I hadn’t, I’ve told you already—seen him in years.
, Christopher Carr, 2016 Mayday, 2nd edition, SynergEbooks, , →ISBN page : 51 Dressing in a flash, she sausaged on her skinny jeans and sleeveless camo top with peek-a-boo sides for boob aficionados.
, Karen Polinsky, 2017 Dungeness, Fairfield, Calif.: Bink Books, Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company, , →ISBN page : 20 In her arms, an infant sausaged inside a rolled cedar mat.
, Kevin Shaw, 2017 Smaller Hours, Icehouse Poetry, Goose Lane Editions, , →ISBN page : 20 My soldier has pulled the maid’s apron from the mannequin in the larder, and sausaged his hairy thighs inside splitting the lace and seams, [… ] 2017 December 25, “The Scrapbook: A Surcharge on the Charge, Sir”, in , volume The Weekly Standard 23, number 16, page 2, column 1: There’s nothing worse than having cashed out the college fund so that Mom and Dad and Buddy and Sis can afford airfare to Wally World, only to find out that they are additionally facing bag fees and snack fees, and soon enough, there will likely be a fee to have the 350-pound man sausaged next to Sis in the middle seat keep his meaty elbows out of her ribcage. To make into sausage.
, M[ilburg] F[rancisco] Mansfield, 1904 B[lanche] McM[anus], Romantic Ireland, volume II, Boston, Mass.: L[ouis] C[oues] Page & Company, page : 99 There is no escaping the Limerick pig. In single file, in battalions, as solitary scout, alive or dead, baconed and sausaged, he dominates the town.
, 1938 Dion Fortune, The Sea Priestess, York Beach, Me.: Samuel Weiser, Inc., published 1989, , →ISBN page : 245 I mayn’t know much about pigs, but I know a lot about Muckley, and there must be something pretty wrong with any pigs that he wouldn’t risk sausaging.
, 1965 Landmark, Waukesha County Historical Society, page : 16 At butchering time, they kept three pigs for their own use, smoking, brining, and sausaging the meat, and trying the lard.
, 1987 Susan Quinn, A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney, Summit Books, Simon & Schuster, Inc., , →ISBN pages : 246–247 Long afterward Renate remembered “the pigs squeaking and jerking while coming down a funnel in which they were shorn…on their way to getting quartered and sausaged” and the elevator that “released one steer at a time” to be “greeted with a blow of a sledge hammer on his head.”
September, Leslie Land, “High on the Hog”, in 1992 , volume House & Garden 164, number 9, page , column 2: 62 So I took the lot and had much of it custom-smoked, then I roasted, fried, grilled, sautéed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, and sausaged the rest. To make sausage-like, especially to give the appearance of barely fitting into the casing or skin.
, 2007 Joe Schreiber, Eat the Dark, New York, N.Y.: Del Rey/ Ballantine Books, , →ISBN page : 108 Blood and gravity had sausaged her legs and feet, fattening them into white-stocking loaves that dangled eighteen inches above her neatly folded nurse’s uniform on the floor. To form a sausage-like shape, with a non- ( engineering ) uniform cross section.
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