Definition of boerewors in English:



mass nounSouth African
  • A type of traditional sausage, typically containing coarsely ground beef and pork seasoned with spices.

    • ‘All the folks who were in that park that afternoon were frying meat and boerewors, drinking Castle Lager and singing!’
    • ‘This colourful Edinburgh deli is the place to come for South African delicacies such as biltong and boerewors sausages.’
    • ‘The thought of boerewors and a cold beer is enough to make any South African travelling overseas homesick.’
    • ‘Like a genuine bazaar, brötchens, sausage rolls, hotdogs, pancakes, hamburgers, koeksisters, boerewors and sosaties with various cakes and puddings will be served.’
    • ‘Another tradition is the braai, which had been cooked on a wood fire, often including sosaties and boerewors as well as steak.’
    • ‘Afrikaners favor a meat-and-potatoes diet that includes items such as boerewors, a sausage made of pork.’
    • ‘There will be a beer tent and the kitchen will be open offering hamburgers, boerewors rolls and curry and rice.’
    • ‘In fact it looks like the intestines of an elephant but when cooked the boerewors changes from a spiral of swollen pink to a delicious sausage.’
    • ‘Once, she even put boerewors on coals to treat the men to boerewors rolls.’
    • ‘Most of the applicants came prepared for the wait with chairs, umbrellas and cooldrinks, while others used the opportunity to sell boerewors rolls and broadcast the cricket score.’
    • ‘It is common to have this porridge for breakfast with milk and sugar, and also to eat it with meat or boerewors (boer sausage, made of beef and pork) at a braai (barbecue).’
    • ‘The idea here is to use boerewors, which - believe it or not - can be bought at local South African shops and butcheries.’
    • ‘You go to ‘braais’ regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.’
    • ‘Suffice it to say that when you have been bombarded with a full-colour ad for boerewors but are then served a solitary cocktail sausage, you tend to feel a trifle disappointed.’
    • ‘It perpetuates the image of the boorish, boerewors eating, brandy drinking supporter when, in fact, our supporters are highly intelligent with a keen understanding of the game.’
    • ‘He was so hungry that he ate two helpings of samp and beans, two lamb chops and a piece of boerewors.’
    • ‘Their big mistake later was to try to stop South Africans marketing something as indigenous as boerewors.’
    • ‘They've lit a braai, or barbecue, and they're brewing tea and frying boerewors, spicy Afrikaner sausage.’
    • ‘In a fit of breakfast nostalgia, the blonde recently found her great-grandfather's recipe for boerewors.’
    • ‘The author guides us through the best sausages from the UK and elsewhere, from the French andouillette to the Italian luganeghe, German frankfurter and South African boerewors.’


Afrikaans, from boere ‘Afrikaner or farmer's’ + wors ‘sausage’.