A sausage fest is a party or gathering on which there is a strong imbalance between the genders, weighing towards the males.
If it is significantly more men at a party than women, or if there is no women at all, the group of people qualifies to be called a “sausage fest”.
Sometimes the “sausage fest” is intentional, such as a party with the homies, or it can be unintended (and unfortunate), because you entered the club hoping to pick up some chicks, but the woman-to-man ratio is really not in your favor.
Origin of the term
The male member, because of its elongated shape and meaty consistency, is often referred to as a “sausage”, hence a larger group of men with “sausages” is a “sausage fest”.
People begun to use “sausage fest” in reference to male-only parties in the early 20th century.
Spread of the term
In the animated comedy TV-series “Robot Chicken” an episode called “Sausage Fest” aired in 2006.
In 2016, the surreal animated film “Sausage Party” came out, often leaving viewers in shock because of its unconventional storyline. The movie is called “Sausage Party” because the protagonist is a sausage.
The female equivalent to a “sausage fest” is assumed to be a “melon party” insinuating that “melons” is a metaphor to breasts.
- Urban Dictionary – Sausage Fest