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) \

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Norbert 1894–1964 American mathematician

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Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the annual hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. CBS News, "Joey Chestnut devours record 74 hot dogs for 11th win at Nathan's Famous contest," 4 July 2018 No word on what happened to the remaining 569.75 or so wieners. Staff,, "How Joey Chestnut Dominates July 4, Tony Hawk's Other Major Talent and More," 6 July 2018 The collision took place amid the Phillie Phanatic’s hot-dog launch, in which the team’s longtime green and furry mascot uses what resembles a rocket launcher to propel wieners into the stands between innings. Randy Maniloff, WSJ, "Flying Hot Dogs Make Bad Law," 26 June 2018 Sudo ate 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes in defending her crown, easily outpacing second-place finisher Michelle Lesco, who downed 28 wieners and buns. Scooby Axson,, "Joey Chestnut Sets Record In Winning 11th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Crown," 4 July 2018 That didn't stop the Las Vegas eater from easily beating out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. NBC News, "Joey Chestnut downs a record 74 hot dogs at Nathan's Famous July Fourth contest," 4 July 2018 Cold beer and hot barbecue and a Fourth of July ballpark wiener loaded with sauerkraut and mustard. Mike Bianchi,, "On this Fourth of July in sports, let's remember what makes America great," 4 July 2018 One woman handed out water to thirsty area residents, while a man dressed in a hot dog costume sold wieners out of a cart for $2 each. Cain Buchmeier, Post-Tribune, "Patriotism on display at Hobart Independence Day parade," 4 July 2018 The four-year-old pet, named Trevor, went from wiener to whopper when a hole in its windpipe left air trapped under its skin in a rare condition. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "One crazy summer for Trump and Mueller," 1 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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