N. wiener


Norbert, 1894–1964, U.S. mathematician: pioneer in cybernetics.
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wiener or wienerwurst (ˈwiːnə, ˈwiːnəˌwɜːst)
(US), (Canadian) wienie, Also called: weenie a kind of smoked beef or pork sausage, similar to a frankfurter
[C20: shortened from German Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage]
wienerwurst or wienerwurst (ˈwiːnə, ˈwiːnəˌwɜːst, ˈwiːnɪ)
[C20: shortened from German Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage]

Wiener (ˈwiːnə)
Norbert (ˈnɔːbət). 1894--1964, US mathematician, who developed the concept of cybernetics

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Word Origin & History

1904, shortening of wienerwurst (1889), from Ger. Wiener "of Vienna" (from Wien "Vienna," from L. Vindo-bona, from Gaulish vindo-, from Celt. vindo- "white;" cf. O.Ir. 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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