- a city in and the capital of Kentucky, in the N part.
- a city in central Indiana.
- Frankfort on the Main.
- a small, cooked and smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork, with or without casing; hot dog; wiener.
Origin of frankfurter
- 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.
- a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 miles (415 km) long.
Examples from the Web for frankfort
Contemporary Examples of frankfort
Not for nothing does the party headquarters in Frankfort, Kentucky bear his name.Will the Insurgents Sell Out?
Samuel P. Jacobs
May 19, 2010
Historical Examples of frankfort
He also became a member of the Physical Society of Frankfort.Heroes of the Telegraph
I have been looking for you through Frankfort this whole morning.
The fair of Frankfort, which had now lasted nearly a month, was at its close.
At Frankfort I felt that, though not happy, I might be calm.
Incident after incident at Frankfort might be cited, but what is the use?Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
- a city in N Kentucky: the state capital. Pop: 27 408 (2003 est)
- rare an English spelling of Frankfurt 1
- a light brown smoked sausage, made of finely minced pork or beef, often served in a bread roll
Word Origin for frankfurter
- an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt
- 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
- a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)
"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from German Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a smoked-beef-and-pork sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (literally "ford of the Franks on the River Main").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.
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.