- 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
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.