Origin of wiener
- Norbert,1894–1964, U.S. mathematician: pioneer in cybernetics.
Examples from the Web for wiener
The Wiener Montags Journal complained, "Vienna has no nightlife, the Viennese are asleep by ten."Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?
June 9, 2013
And Wiener announced on Thursday her intent to take a “little twit-cation.”Sex and the Twitter Girl
October 13, 2012
When the plot was discovered the conspirators were executed in 1671 at Wiener Neustadt.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
Klemencic, Wiener Sitzungsberichte (Denkschrift), 1888, vol.On Laboratory Arts
The most popular of these institutions is the Wiener Bankverein.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
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Hirsch did not fail to make use of his opportunity in the Wiener Zeitung.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)
The interpretation given by Wiener seems the most reasonable.A Manual for Teaching Biblical History
- US and Canadian a kind of smoked beef or pork sausage, similar to a frankfurterAlso called: wienie, weenie (ˈwiːnɪ)
- Norbert (ˈnɔːbət). 1894–1964, US mathematician, who developed the concept of cybernetics
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.