Definition of bratwurst in US English:



  • A type of fine German pork sausage that is typically fried or grilled.

    • ‘You don't have to fly to Germany for authentic bratwurst, beer and schnitzel.’
    • ‘One month you'll find Mexican chiles and masa, the next you'll find German bratwurst.’
    • ‘The plan is to do it with German beer and bratwurst.’
    • ‘All the grill favorites are here in fresh, fine form: crab cakes, Puck's signature duck bratwurst sausage, and wood-fired pizzas.’
    • ‘We traipsed down to Pike Place Market just before closing and snatched up a bell pepper, red and gold tomatoes, a cucumber, two yams, and three sausages from Uli's: spinach bratwurst, hot Italian, and lamb.’
    • ‘Two juicy bratwurst sausages covered in the restaurant's homemade catsup and curry spices accompany a massive mound of fresh homemade potato salad and three slices of bread.’
    • ‘Choose fully cooked sausages for this dish; we prefer pork such as smoked bratwurst, or mild poultry such as chicken-apple, but any flavor will work.’
    • ‘Andra and her friend engineered a ticket relay which brought us all into the suite, where we began gorging ourselves on an endless supply of sausage, bratwurst, quesadillas, beverages, and more.’
    • ‘Dinner was accompanied by the not entirely appetising sight of two German truckers wolfing down their bratwurst and rounding off with a succession of roll-ups.’
    • ‘Under a big white tent adorned with American flags on the grounds of a steel mill, a school choir sang patriotic songs and a dinner of bratwurst and potato salad was laid out for hundreds.’
    • ‘But it is as American as corned beef and hash, enchiladas, fried rice, lasagna, bratwurst and, oh yes, apple pie.’
    • ‘The former home of immigrants flogging salami and bratwurst is now suited to a different type of meat, the paparazzi.’
    • ‘That's one-third of the time it takes to watch an average football game, plus you won't be noshing on bratwurst, nachos and cerveza along the trails.’
    • ‘Mark and I both ordered bratwurst and a side of German french fries.’
    • ‘There is a long pause, followed by a reply as German as bratwurst.’
    • ‘The traditional German restaurant, serving schnitzel, bratwurst, knackwurst, sauerbraten, and large quantities of beer, is rapidly disappearing in Germany.’
    • ‘Southampton's city centre could echo to the sounds of oompah bands and smell of sizzling bratwurst and schnitzels this Christmas.’
    • ‘There were burgers, poultry, vegetables, hot dogs, bratwurst, pizza, potatoes, cotton candy, and a half-dozen other food delicacies.’
    • ‘The essence of baseball food is a bun-wrapped wiener - be it hot dog, bratwurst or sausage.’
    • ‘A huge picnic buffet of bratwurst and other sausages as well as salads and Thai dishes took care of the healthy appetites whetted by the fresh sea air.’


German, from Brat ‘a spit’ + Wurst ‘sausage’.