frankfurter

play
noun frank·furt·er \ˈfraŋk-fə(r)t-ər, -ˌfərt-\
variants: or

frankfurt

play \ˈfraŋk-fərt\

Definition of frankfurter

  1. :  a cured cooked sausage (as of beef or beef and pork) that may be skinless or stuffed in a casing

Origin and Etymology of frankfurter

German Frankfurter of Frankfurt, from Frankfurt am Main, Germany


First Known Use: 1887


Frankfurter

play
biographical name Frank·furt·er \ˈfraŋk-fə(r)-tər, -ˌfər-\

Definition of Frankfurter

  1. Felix 1882–1965 American (Austrian-born) jurist


FRANKFURTER Defined for Kids

frankfurter

play
noun frank·furt·er \ˈfraŋk-fər-tər\
variants: or

frankfurt

\-fərt\

Definition of frankfurter for Students

  1. :  a cooked sausage :  hot dog



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up frankfurter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

burden, obligation, or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ