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wiener

[wee-ner] /ˈwi nər/
Also, wienerwurst
[wee-ner-wurst, -woo rst] /ˈwi nərˌwɜrst, -ˌwʊərst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < German, short for Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage

Wiener

[wee-ner] /ˈwi nər/
noun
1.
Norbert, 1894–1964, U.S. mathematician: pioneer in cybernetics.
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British Dictionary definitions for wiener

wiener

/ˈwiːnə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a kind of smoked beef or pork sausage, similar to a frankfurter Also called wienie, weenie (ˈwiːnɪ)
Word Origin
C20: shortened from German Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage

Wiener

/ˈwiːnə/
noun
1.
Norbert (ˈnɔːbət). 1894–1964, US mathematician, who developed the concept of cybernetics
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Word Origin and History for wiener
n.

1904, shortening of wienerwurst (1889), from German Wiener "of Vienna" (from Wien "Vienna," from Latin Vindo-bona, from Gaulish vindo-, from Celt. vindo- "white;" cf. Old Irish find, Welsh gwyn "white;" see Gwendolyn) + Wurst "sausage." Clipped form wienie is attested from 1911. Extensive pejorative senses developed from its penis-like shape.

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weenie


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for wiener

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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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