Definition of knackwurst in English:

knackwurst

(also knockwurst)

noun

mass noun
  • A type of short, fat, highly seasoned German sausage.

    • ‘For a cheap snack, sausage sandwiches with knackwurst sell for $5.45.’
    • ‘The traditional German restaurant, serving schnitzel, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerbraten, and large quantities of beer, is rapidly disappearing in Germany.’
    • ‘The sausage had a taste that was very ‘central European,’ resembling a knackwurst, though there were some elements of chorizo flavour in there as well.’
    • ‘But we'd return for the ‘fat dog,’ a terrific char-grilled knockwurst served with sweet-potato fries.’
    • ‘Spaghetti from Italy, sushi from Japan, egg rolls from China, knockwurst from Germany, burritos from Mexico are offered side by side as typical foods of choice.’

Origin

German, from knacken ‘make a cracking noise’ + Wurst ‘sausage’.

Pronunciation

knackwurst

/ˈnakwəːst/