wie·​ner | \ ˈwē-nər How to pronounce wiener (audio) , ˈwē-nē also ˈwi-nē How to pronounce wiener (audio) \
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Wie·​ner | \ ˈwē-nər How to pronounce Wiener (audio) \

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Norbert 1894–1964 American mathematician

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The event features beer games, polka music, a bratwurst-eating contest, wiener dog races and keg stacking competitions. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "The best fall festivals around Phoenix in 2019: Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead, art and more," 12 Sep. 2019 The canine winner will take home a wiener-and-dog-bone trophy to mark their triumph. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Hold Your Horses! The 4th Annual Wiener Dog Races Take Place in Lexington This Weekend," 16 Aug. 2019 As part of the Highland Fest, visitors may also see an art fair, food vendors, live music, wiener dog races and other activities in the area. Jasmine Johnson, Twin Cities, "Highland Park water tower in St. Paul holds annual open house," 13 July 2019 There's also a Mardi Gras show (6:30 p.m. Saturday), lumberjack competitions, fireworks (about 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday) and, of course, that Dachshund Derby, with wiener dog races (1 p.m. Sunday) followed by a dachshund costume contest. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, from the Milwaukee Air Show to Brady Street Festival," 25 July 2019 The wiener dog races start at 6:35 p.m. Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day SEVENTH RACE: No. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Racing! A difficult morning at Del Mar," 19 July 2019 Original hot dog-themed art hangs on the walls, and there’s a picnic table outside for enjoying a wiener or two. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "You can soon book a night in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile," 18 July 2019 Everything in this Slideshow ALABAMA 1808 Old Shell Rd, Mobile Opened in 1924, the restaurant offers an Upside Down Dog: sauerkraut, chili, mustard and ketchup slathered in a bun with a wiener placed on top. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 17 July 2019 Hot dog fans who like a little salt with their wieners don’t have to worry. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Lightfoot blasts Trump, Wieners Circle isn’t leaving and other things to know to start your day," 19 June 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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short for wienerwurst

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