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

Examples of wiener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 The annual bash features music and dance performances, stein-holding contests, wiener dog races, German food and beer, and kids’ activities. Samantha Nelson,, "20 Oktoberfest events where you can celebrate beer and fall in Chicago and suburbs," 16 Sep. 2019 The Dackeldorf Dachshund Village — open to any breed of dog — returns with wiener dog races, a fashion show and a howl-deling and trick contest. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa rolls out the barrel at its 46th annual Oktoberfest," 3 Oct. 2019 There’s nothing special to the dog itself, just a standard wiener steamed and grilled on a flattop and stuffed into a plain ol’ bun. John Archibald |, al, "Are you a true Birmingham local? Answer these 15 questions," 9 Sep. 2019 The wiener jokes and pranks he's heard and seen over his five decades are endless. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "He's spent 50 years as scorekeeper for the Frankfort basketball Hot Dogs," 26 Nov. 2019 Dozens of dachshunds race to determine the speediest wiener dog while crowds roar them on, and all the action is shown on a 17-foot screen. Washington Post, "11 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 19 Sep. 2019 There’s a little something for everyone at Colorado Springs Oktoberfest, including live music, wiener dog races, stein-hosting contests, costume contests and wine tasting. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "The ultimate guide to Oktoberfest in Colorado, 2019 edition," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of wiener


1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wiener


short for wienerwurst

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“Wiener.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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