- Norbert,1894–1964, U.S. mathematician: pioneer in cybernetics.
- US and Canadian a kind of smoked beef or pork sausage, similar to a frankfurterAlso called: wienie, weenie (ˈwiːnɪ)
Word Origin for wiener
- Norbert (ˈnɔːbət). 1894–1964, US mathematician, who developed the concept of cybernetics
Word Origin and History for norbert wiener
1904, shortening of wienerwurst (1889), from German Wiener "of Vienna" (from Wien "Vienna," from Latin Vindo-bona, from Gaulish vindo-, from Celt. vindo- "white;" cf. Old Irish find, Welsh gwyn "white;" see Gwendolyn) + Wurst "sausage." Clipped form wienie is attested from 1911. Extensive pejorative senses developed from its penis-like shape.