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

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biographical name
Wie·​ner | \ ˈwē-nər How to pronounce Wiener (audio) \

Definition of Wiener (Entry 2 of 2)

Norbert 1894–1964 American mathematician

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In today’s food truck era, logic might dictate that those flocking to the Wienermobile would have the opportunity to purchase an Oscar Mayer all-beef wiener, Smokies or even a Cheese Dog. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "For two glorious weeks, the Wienermobile will be in Minnesota — and here's where to find it," 7 Oct. 2020 The wiener ultimately becomes the hot dog, an American icon, while still connecting immigrants' descendants to their heritage. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Padma Lakshmi finds her own voice, and Milwaukee hot dogs, in new Hulu series," 12 June 2020 Most Americans probably remember wandering around the campground as a child, looking for the perfect stick for roasting wieners and marshmallows. Popular Science, "How to make the most perfect s’mores ever," 16 Apr. 2020 Costco uses a quarter-pound all-beef wiener that’s longer than the bun. cleveland, "Costco Food Court: 5 top items to try before it becomes members-only," 24 Feb. 2020 Ohio was the only state to choose party pinwheels, while cocktail wieners were very popular among other states. Briana Rice,, "What are you serving for Super Bowl Sunday? Ohioans love these the most," 30 Jan. 2020 Joey Chestnut of San Jose, last year’s winner, hopes to break his own record (74 wieners with buns in 10 minutes). Ed Stockly,, "What's on TV Thursday: ‘A Capitol Fourth’ on PBS," 3 July 2019 Think whales, trailers, unicorns, wiener dogs and unicorns all with swaying pendulums. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "A Day in the Neighborhood: Why South Fourth Street defines Louisville more than we realize," 12 Dec. 2019 Aside from a dog costume contest (prizes at 5 p.m.) attractions at this Animal Rescue Foundation fundraiser include wiener dog races, food trucks, children’s activities, live music and more. al, "Offbeat Halloween options abound in Lower Alabama," 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of wiener


1900, in the meaning defined above

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short for wienerwurst

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