felix frankfurter

Frankfurter

[frangk-fer-ter]
noun
Felix, 1882–1965, U.S. jurist, born in Austria: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1939–62.
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frankfurter (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə)
 
n
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)
 
n
an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt

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 Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (lit.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