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Frankfort

[frangk-fert] /ˈfræŋk fərt/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Kentucky, in the N part.
2.
a city in central Indiana.

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, frankfurt.
Origin of frankfurter
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; < German: Frankfort sausage; see -er1

Kentucky

[kuh n-tuhk-ee] /kənˈtʌk i/
noun
1.
a state in the E central United States. 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km).
Capital: Frankfort.
Abbreviation: KY (for use with zip code), Ken., Ky.
2.
a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 miles (415 km) long.
Related forms
Kentuckian, adjective, noun
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  • He also became a member of the Physical Society of Frankfort.

  • The fair of Frankfort, which had now lasted nearly a month, was at its close.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • I have been looking for you through Frankfort this whole morning.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • At Frankfort I felt that, though not happy, I might be calm.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Incident after incident at Frankfort might be cited, but what is the use?

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • I've had business in Frankfort once, and in Rotterdam once, and in Paris twice.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • It so happened that we were at Frankfort on the centenary of Goethe's death.

  • Simply to that love of life so remarkably conspicuous in the people of Frankfort.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • A case in point occurred some short time since at Frankfort.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Frankfort

Frankfort

/ˈfræŋkfət/
noun
1.
a city in N Kentucky: the state capital. Pop: 27 408 (2003 est)
2.
(rare) an English spelling of Frankfurt1

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

Kentucky

/kɛnˈtʌkɪ/
noun
1.
a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles) Abbreviation Ken., Ky., (with zip code) KY
2.
a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)
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Word Origin and History for Frankfort

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.

Kentucky

U.S. state, earlier a county of Virginia, organized 1776; the name is of Iroquois or Shawnee origin, perhaps a Wyandot (Iroquoian) word meaning "meadow" (cf. Seneca geda'geh "at the field"); the river name seems to have been the original use in English; the native use perhaps was first in reference to a village in Clark County known in Shawnee as Eskippakithiki. Related: Kentuckian.

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Kentucky definition


State in the east-central United States bordered by Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio to the north; West Virginia and Virginia to the east; Tennessee to the south; and Missouri to the west. Its capital is Frankfort. Louisville is its largest city.

Note: The state is known for the breeding of race horses. The Kentucky Derby, a famous horse race, is held every year in Louisville.
Note: Kentucky bluegrass is a type of folk music that originated in the southern United States. The music is named for a bluish-tinged grass that grows in Kentucky.
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