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

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: 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

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The 33-year-old fell short of her total last year of 37 frankfurters but earned her sixth consecutive title by easily beating runner-up Michelle Lesco, who wolfed down 26 hot dogs. Ali Swenson, Twin Cities, "We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title," 4 July 2019 The 33-year-old fell short of her total last year of 37 frankfurters but earned her sixth consecutive title by easily beating runner-up Michelle Lesco, who wolfed down 26 hot dogs. Ali Swenson, Houston Chronicle, "We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title," 4 July 2019 The 33-year-old fell short of her total last year of 37 frankfurters but earned her sixth consecutive title by easily beating runner-up Michelle Lesco, who wolfed down 26 hot dogs. CBS News, "Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo defend titles at Fourth of July hot dog eating contest," 4 July 2019 So, go ahead Arizonans, grab a frankfurter this summer and relish in your accomplishment. Alexis Potter, azcentral, "Arizonans apparently eat more hot dogs than almost any other state in the U.S.," 18 June 2019 One side of one aisle is filled entirely with various types of sausage, including pork frankfurters, wedding sausage and bastirma cured dried beef strip among countless others. oregonlive.com, "Southeast Portland’s new Citymaxx Food Stores scales up traditional Eastern European grocery," 11 June 2019 Chowdown champions will face off Wednesday at Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, where the men's record stands at 72 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes. Fox News, "Nathan's hot dog eating contest champ Joey Chestnut prepares to defend record," 4 July 2018 Philly Phanatic: Phillies’ furball injures fan when hot dog cannon sends flying frankfurter into her face. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Javier Baez becoming one of the National League's elite all-around players," 22 June 2018 Steal the famed chef’s favorite frankfurter trick, or dress your dog with these highly unusual but tasty accoutrements. Vogue, "Vogue’s Guide to the Ultimate Fourth of July," 2 July 2018

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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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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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