wienerwurst

noun

wie·​ner·​wurst ˈwē-nər-ˌwərst How to pronounce wienerwurst (audio)
ˈwē-nə-ˌwərst,
 also  -ˌwu̇rst,
 sometimes  -ˌwu̇sht,
 or  -ˌwu̇st;
 also with  v,
 for  w

Examples of wienerwurst in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hot dog's immediate ancestors, traditional wienerwursts and frankfurters from Germany and Austria, were made from combinations of pork, beef and sometimes veal. The New York Times, NOLA.com, 4 July 2017 The hot dog’s immediate ancestors, traditional wienerwursts and frankfurters from Germany and Austria, were made from combinations of pork, beef and sometimes veal. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 27 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

German, from Wiener of Vienna + Wurst sausage

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wienerwurst was in 1882

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“Wienerwurst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wienerwurst. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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