frankfurter

noun
frank·​furt·​er | \ ˈfraŋk-fər-tər How to pronounce frankfurter (audio) , -fə-tər, -ˌfər-tər \
variants: or frankfurt \ ˈfraŋk-​fərt How to pronounce frankfurt (audio) \

Definition of frankfurter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Frankfurter

biographical name
Frank·​furt·​er | \ ˈfraŋk-fər-tər How to pronounce Frankfurter (audio) , -fə-, -ˌfər- \

Definition of Frankfurter (Entry 2 of 2)

Felix 1882–1965 American (Austrian-born) jurist

Examples of frankfurter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun It’s not my job to teach Zane or Aidan how to grill a frankfurter or how to operate a stick shift. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "A lesson in letting go at a vacation in isolation," 7 July 2020 Chestnut ate the 1,000th hot dog of his competitive eating career with his 62nd frankfurter. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Joey Chestnut sets world record, downs 75 hot dogs in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2020 In their place, the great, nearly foot-long frankfurters from Olympia Provisions, either unadorned ($6) or with a variety of toppings, including a now-pleasantly bright coney sauce ($8). oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Wildlife enthusiast David Ford captured the foreboding scene, which looks as though a plane full of frankfurters flung open the hatch and let the dogs rain down upon the unassuming shore. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Thousands of chunky, squirming innkeeper worms washed up on a California beach," 14 Dec. 2019 On Monday, Jake Arsenault got a special visit from an even more famous frankfurter. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Boy who went viral for taking school photo in hot dog suit gets visit from Wienermobile," 29 Oct. 2019 Sausage is sourced from the reliable Usinger’s brand in Milwaukee, and ranges from frankfurters to weisswurst. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Historic Yoerg is a nice fit for former Strip Club Meat and Fish building," 7 Aug. 2019 But, that doesn’t mean movie stars can’t indulge in some frankfurters. Fox News, "National Hot Dog Day: 5 celebs who love franks as much as you," 19 July 2017 The soft, wheaty Bavarian pretzel was tasty, as was the Yoerg sandwich, which consists of a split frankfurter stuffed with a dill pickle and served with Swiss cheese and bright yellow mustard on soft caraway bread. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Historic Yoerg is a nice fit for former Strip Club Meat and Fish building," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of frankfurter

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frankfurter

Noun

German Frankfurter of Frankfurt, from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The first known use of frankfurter was in 1887

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“Frankfurter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frankfurter. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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frankfurter

noun
frank·​furt·​er | \ ˈfraŋk-fər-tər How to pronounce frankfurter (audio) \
variants: or frankfurt \ -​fərt \

Kids Definition of frankfurter

: a cooked sausage : hot dog

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