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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 frank-forter

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 frank-forter

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from German Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a smoked-beef-and-pork sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (literally "ford of the Franks on the River Main").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

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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