variants or less commonly weiner
plural wieners also weiners
: frankfurter, hot dog
… on Monday night, locals will gather around fires to roast wieners, apples and marshmallows.Stephen Terichow Parrott
see also wiener roast
slang : penis
informal : an awkward, weak, or ineffectual person
Now the little wiener makes himself out to be the hero …Garrison Keillor

Examples of wiener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The perennial wiener winner recently signed a spokesman deal with Impossible Foods, which goes against brand exclusivity rules. Ryan Schwartz, TVLine, 4 July 2024 Meat eaters shouldn't have to be exclusive to just one wiener. Miles Berry, Peoplemag, 4 July 2024 Prior to that showdown, the women’s record was shattered by 10-time winner Miki Sudo, from New York City, who ate 51 wieners en route to winning that competition. Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News, 4 July 2024 Woodman’s Market is also running a Fourth of July sale, with offers including $2.49 for ten hot dog wieners, $2.69 for an eight-ounce bag of Lay’s chips and $2.49 for 52 ounces of Simply Lemonade. Maia Pandey, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for wiener 

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Word History


short for wienerwurst

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiener was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Wiener.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition



from German Wienerwurst "Vienna sausage," from Vienna, capital of Austria

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Wie·​ner ˈwē-nər How to pronounce Wiener (audio)
Norbert 1894–1964 American mathematician

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