wiener dog


plural wiener dogs
informal : dachshund
While owners wanted their wiener dogs to focus on the race and run hard, many of the dogs seemed to have other plans.Kaitlin Shawgo

Examples of wiener dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rescue canine, a Chihuahua, wiener dog and bully mix, won’t eat until he’s kissed on the forehead. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2024 Cheer on your favorite hot dog during the wiener dog races. oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2023 There are activities for children, street dances, a car show, wiener dog races, as well as beer and wine gardens. oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2023 On a drab block of downtown D.C. — gray street flanked by gray sidewalks, shaded by hulking gray office buildings — there is a pane of reflective glass emblazoned with the sunshine-yellow image of a wiener dog in profile. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 This free family-friendly event offers live music on two stages with nine bands and performers, wiener dog races, stein races, a bounce house, hot-dog eating contest, costume contest and dunk tanks, plus more, including over 90 vendors. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 The annual Dachshund Dash wiener dog race is Sept. 17 — or Sunday Hund-day, the day when all dogs are welcome at the festival. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 What: Celebration of German heritage and culture, with food, beer, music, dancing, wiener dog race, 5K and 10K runs and more. Mary Colurso |, al, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiener dog was in 1922

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“Wiener dog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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