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
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 Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (lit.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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