Frankfort

[ frangk-fert ]
/ ˈfræŋk fərt /

noun

a city in and the capital of Kentucky, in the N part.
a city in central Indiana.

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frankfurter

[ frangk-fer-ter ]
/ ˈfræŋk fər tər /

noun

a small, cooked and smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork, with or without casing; hot dog; wiener.

Also frank·fort, frank·furt.

Origin of frankfurter

1890–95, Americanism; < German: Frankfort sausage; see -er1

Definition for frankfort (3 of 3)

Kentucky

[ kuh n-tuhk-ee ]
/ kənˈtʌk i /

noun

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.

Related formsKen·tuck·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frankfort (1 of 4)

Frankfort

/ (ˈfræŋkfət) /

noun

a city in N Kentucky: the state capital. Pop: 27 408 (2003 est)
rare an English spelling of Frankfurt 1

British Dictionary definitions for frankfort (2 of 4)

frankfurter

/ (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for frankfort (3 of 4)

Frankfurter

/ (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə) /

noun

an inhabitant or native of Frankfurt

British Dictionary definitions for frankfort (4 of 4)

Kentucky

/ (kɛnˈtʌkɪ) /

noun

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)

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Culture definitions for frankfort

Kentucky

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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