Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spicy smoked Polish sausage.

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  • noun A spicy, smoked sausage of a particular kind.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Polish kiełbasa, from East and West Slavic *kŭlbasa, from East Turkic kül bassï, grilled cutlet, from Turkic kül bastï : kül, coals, ashes + bastï, pressed (meat) (from basmaq, to press).]

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From Polish kiełbasa, from East Turkic kül bassï, from Turkic kül bastï. Compare Ukrainian ковбаса (kovbasá, "sausage, kubasa").

Examples

  • (Of course, there was also a time in my life when I wore bows in my hair -- but I prefer not to discuss that) And I have to agree that kielbasa is an excellent substitution.

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  • Pork came out very tender and the kielbasa was the best.

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  • This variation with the kielbasa was a tasty treat for us.

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  • Pork came out very tender and the kielbasa was the best.

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  • I think a kielbasa is a particular style of sausage, isn't it?

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  • This variation with the kielbasa was a tasty treat for us.

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  • "There is so much more that can be done such as kielbasa, veggie trays with dip, football shaped cakes and more."

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  • Pretty soon you'll be one of those people who call "kielbasa" some bastardization like "kobassie".

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  • Pretty soon you'll be one of those people who call "kielbasa" some bastardization like "kobassie".

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  • Pretty soon you'll be one of those people who call "kielbasa" some bastardization like "kobassie".

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