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 frankfurter (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 That study could cause someone to think twice about devouring a frankfurter at a baseball game or holiday cookout. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2021 Despite the frankfurter news, there are still some prices that decreased this month. Moira Ritter, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 The annual Fourth of July frankfurter fest normally happens outside Nathan’s flagship shop in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood. NBC News, 4 July 2021 The annual Fourth of July frankfurter fest normally happens outside Nathan’s flagship shop in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood. chicagotribune.com, 4 July 2021 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, 7 July 2020 Chestnut ate the 1,000th hot dog of his competitive eating career with his 62nd frankfurter. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 14 Dec. 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. 2021.

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frankfurter

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English Language Learners Definition of frankfurter

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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