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Frankfort on the Main

[meyn] /meɪn/
noun
1.
a city in W central Germany, on the Main River.
Also called Frankfort.
German Frankfurt am Main
[frahngk-foo rt ahm mahyn] /ˈfrɑŋk fʊərt ɑm ˈmaɪn/ (Show IPA),
Frankfurt.

Frankfort on the Oder

[oh-der] /ˈoʊ dər/
noun
1.
a city in NE Germany, on the Oder River.
German Frankfurt an der Oder
[frahngk-foo rt ahn duh r oh-duh r] /ˈfrɑŋk fʊərt ɑn dər ˈoʊ dər/ (Show IPA),
Frankfurt.

frankfurter

[frangk-fer-ter] /ˈfræŋk fər tər/
noun
1.
a small, cooked and smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork, with or without casing; hot dog; wiener.
Also, frankfort, frankforter, frankfurt.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; < German: Frankfort sausage; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for frankfurts

frankfurter

/ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə/
noun
1.
a light brown smoked sausage, made of finely minced pork or beef, often served in a bread roll
Word Origin
C20: short for German Frankfurter Wurst sausage from Frankfurt (am Main)

Frankfurter

/ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə/
noun
1.
an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt
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Word Origin and History for frankfurts

frankfurter

n.

"hot dog," 1894, American English, from German Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a smoked-beef-and-pork sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (literally "ford of the Franks on the River Main"). Attested from 1877 as Frankfort sausage.

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Encyclopedia Article for frankfurts

frankfurter

highly seasoned sausage, traditionally of mixed pork and beef. Frankfurters are named for Frankfurt am Main, Ger., the city of their origin, where they were sold and eaten at beer gardens.

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