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boerewors, noun

Forms:
Formerly also boerwors, boer worst.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boere see boere + wors (earlier worst) sausage.
1. A popular traditional sausage, usually a coarsely-ground mixture of beef and pork seasoned with various spices; boerie; also called wors (sense 1). Also attributive. See also braaiwors (braai noun sense 4).
[1913 A. Glossop Barnes’s S. Afr. Hsehold Guide 320Farmer’s Sausages...To make 4 lb.: Take 3½ lb. beef, and ½ lb. fat pork, put it through the sausage machine.]
1991 Natal Mercury 2 Apr. 2Boerewors casings are imported from New Zealand.
2. Figurative, always attributive, designating things made in or pertaining to South Africa, or people who are typically South African.
1974 Sunday Times 12 May 28Instead of producing ‘boerewors Westerns’, the company will now concentrate on South African War films for TV.
1990 L.R. Dowling in Fair Lady 11 Apr. 41How would I describe myself? I’m a boerewors meisie. But also someone who likes to believe that fairies exist.
A popular traditional sausage, usually a coarsely-ground mixture of beef and pork seasoned with various spices; boerie; also called wors (sense 1). Also attributive.
always attributive, designating things made in or pertaining to South Africa, or people who are typically South African.

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