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 frankfurter (2 of 2)

Frankfurter

[ frangk-fer-ter ]
/ ˈfræŋk fər tər /

noun

Felix,1882–1965, U.S. jurist, born in Austria: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1939–62.
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British Dictionary definitions for frankfurter (1 of 2)

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 frankfurter (2 of 2)

Frankfurter

/ (ˈfræŋkˌfɜːtə) /

noun

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from German Frankfurter "of Frankfurt," because a smoked-beef-and-pork sausage somewhat like a U.S. hot dog was originally made in Germany, where it was associated with the city of Frankfurt am Main (literally "ford of the Franks on the River Main").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