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Wiener

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

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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Slang definitions & phrases for norbert wiener

widow

noun
  1. A short line of type, esp an isolated one at the top of a column or page (1904+ Print shop & publishing)
  2. A spare hand dealt in certain card games (1891+ Cardplaying)
Related Terms

golf widow, grass widow


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