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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 frankfurt

Frankfurt1

/German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (am ˈmain)/
noun
1.
a city in central Germany, in Hesse on the Main River: a Roman settlement in the 1st century; a free imperial city (1372–1806); seat of the federal assembly (1815–66); university (1914); trade fairs since the 13th century. Pop: 643 432 (2003 est)

Frankfurt2

/German ˈfraŋkfʊrt (an der ˈoːdər)/
noun
1.
a city in E Germany on the Polish border: member of the Hanseatic League (1368–1450). Pop: 67 014 (2003 est)

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 frankfurt
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 Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (lit.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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frankfurt in Culture
Frankfurt [(frangk-fuhrt, frahngk-foort)]

City in west central Germany on the Main River; an industrial, commercial, and financial center.

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Encyclopedia Article for frankfurt

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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