Definition of boerewors in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The thought of boerewors and a cold beer is enough to make any South African travelling overseas homesick.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like a genuine bazaar, brötchens, sausage rolls, hotdogs, pancakes, hamburgers, koeksisters, boerewors and sosaties with various cakes and puddings will be served.’
    • ‘Once, she even put boerewors on coals to treat the men to boerewors rolls.’
    • ‘You go to ‘braais’ regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.’
    • ‘This colourful Edinburgh deli is the place to come for South African delicacies such as biltong and boerewors sausages.’
    • ‘All the folks who were in that park that afternoon were frying meat and boerewors, drinking Castle Lager and singing!’
    • ‘Their big mistake later was to try to stop South Africans marketing something as indigenous as boerewors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another tradition is the braai, which had been cooked on a wood fire, often including sosaties and boerewors as well as steak.’
    • ‘In a fit of breakfast nostalgia, the blonde recently found her great-grandfather's recipe for boerewors.’
    • ‘The idea here is to use boerewors, which - believe it or not - can be bought at local South African shops and butcheries.’
    • ‘Afrikaners favor a meat-and-potatoes diet that includes items such as boerewors, a sausage made of pork.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘They've lit a braai, or barbecue, and they're brewing tea and frying boerewors, spicy Afrikaner sausage.’
    • ‘There will be a beer tent and the kitchen will be open offering hamburgers, boerewors rolls and curry and rice.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was so hungry that he ate two helpings of samp and beans, two lamb chops and a piece of boerewors.’


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