Frankfurter

[frangk-fer-ter]
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British Dictionary definitions for felix frankfurter

frankfurter

noun
  1. a light brown smoked sausage, made of finely minced pork or beef, often served in a bread roll

Word Origin for frankfurter

C20: short for German Frankfurter Wurst sausage from Frankfurt (am Main)

Frankfurter

noun
  1. an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt
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Word Origin and History for felix frankfurter

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from German Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a smoked-beef-and-pork sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (literally "ford of the Franks on the River Main").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