wors, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of Dutch worst sausage.
1. Sausage, especially boerewors (sense 1). Also attributive. See also droëwors.
[1936 E. Rosenthal Old-Time Survivals 21 (caption)These women are..disposing of a monster sausage, 700 feet long, in connection with a ‘Worsbraaiaand’, a kind of rural sausage picnic.]
1965 C. Van Heyningen Orange Days 11Soap, candles, wors, biltong..could not be bought and were made at home.
1983 in Sunday Times 21 Aug. 11Shocked by the great wors scandal, self-styled boerewors king ‘Morris the Butcher’ got an expert to give him a clean bill of health. ‘There’s no gemors here,’ pronounced..braai champion Peter Klarie...‘A good wors should have less than 10 percent fat otherwise you have to over-cook it. Wors should be pink on the inside.’
1991 Weekend Post 6 Apr. 5Braai fires lit, the aroma of wors and steak sizzling on the grill drew people to the entertainment area.
1994 Sunday Times 23 Jan. 28 (advt)Who knows who invented wors? Who cares?
2. combinations
worsmonger, one who makes and sells sausages;
wors roll, a bread roll served with boerewors enclosed in it.
1981 Cape Times 22 Jan. 1All is not well in the sausage industry...Some unlikely things are becoming wors, according to the latest newsletter of the Housewives’ League...The newsletter’s advice: Blow the whistle on any cunning worsmonger who is trying to dress up his soya mixture in steer’s clothing.
1989 Informant, GrahamstownWe will be selling light food (breyani & rice and wors rolls).
Sausage, especially boerewors (sense 1). Also attributive.
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