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  • n. A barbecue, especially one held for fundraising purposes.


From sausage + sizzle, referring to the item most likely to be cooked. (Wiktionary)


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  • If a "sausage sizzle" is a gathering of people... that makes Wordnik a sausage sizzle. I guess.

    April 25, 2010

  • Although ‘hot dogs’ can be found Down Under, a more popular option in Australia is called ’sausage sizzle’. It’s a barbecued sausage on bread, optionally with condiments and onion. ‘Sausage sizzle’ is a versatile word, though – it’s kind of like the word barbeque. It can be used to describe food, but it also describes a gathering of people, grills and adult beverages.
    --Hot Dogs Around the World

    April 25, 2010