Vienna sausage


Vi·​en·​na sausage vē-ˈe-nə- How to pronounce Vienna sausage (audio)
: a short slender frankfurter

Examples of Vienna sausage in a Sentence

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Word History


Vienna, Austria

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vienna sausage was in 1873

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“Vienna sausage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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