Frankfort on the Main

a city in W central Germany, on the Main River.
Also called Frankfort.
German Frankfurt am Main [frahngk-foort ahm mahyn] , Frankfurt. Unabridged

Frankfort on the Oder

[oh-der] ,
a city in NE Germany, on the Oder River.
German Frankfurt an der Oder [frahngk-foort ahn duhr oh-duhr] , Frankfurt.


[frangk-fer-ter] ,
a small, cooked and smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork, with or without casing; hot dog; wiener.
Also, frankfort, frankforter, frankfurt.

1890–95, Americanism; < German: Frankfort sausage; see -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Frankfurt or Frankfurt am Main1 (German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (am ˈmain))
a city in central Germany, in Hesse on the Main River: a Roman settlement in the 1st century; a free imperial city (1372--1806); seat of the federal assembly (1815--66); university (1914); trade fairs since the 13th century. Pop: 643 432 (2003 est)
Frankfurt am Main or Frankfurt am Main1

Frankfurt or Frankfurt an der Oder2 (German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (an der ˈoːdər))
a city in E Germany on the Polish border: member of the Hanseatic League (1368--1450). Pop: 67 014 (2003 est)
Frankfurt an der Oder or Frankfurt an der Oder2

frankfurter (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə)
a light brown smoked sausage, made of finely minced pork or beef, often served in a bread roll
[C20: short for German Frankfurter Wurst sausage from Frankfurt (am Main)]

Frankfurter (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə)
an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt

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Word Origin & History

1894, Amer.Eng., from Ger. Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (lit. "ford of the Franks on the River Main"). Attested from 1877 as Frankfort sausage. Shortened form frank
first attested 1936.
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Frankfurt [(frangk-fuhrt, frahngk-foort)]

City in west central Germany on the Main River; an industrial, commercial, and financial center.

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