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Also wie·ner·wurst [wee-ner-wurst, -woo rst] /ˈwi nərˌwɜrst, -ˌwʊərst/.

Origin of wiener

1865–70, Americanism; < German, short for Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage


  1. Norbert,1894–1964, U.S. mathematician: pioneer in cybernetics. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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link, frank, sausage, dog, footlong

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wienerwurst (ˈwiːnəˌwɜːst)

  1. US and Canadian a kind of smoked beef or pork sausage, similar to a frankfurterAlso called: wienie, weenie (ˈwiːnɪ)

Word Origin for wiener

C20: shortened from German Wiener Wurst Viennese sausage


  1. Norbert (ˈnɔːbət). 1894–1964, US mathematician, who developed the concept of cybernetics
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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