wiener

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From German Wienerwurst, from Wiener ‎(of Vienna, Viennese) +‎ Wurst ‎(sausage), because sausages were originally made in Vienna, Austria.

Nowadays, in Germany this sausage is known as Wiener Würstchen ‎(small sausage from Vienna), but in Vienna it is called a Frankfurter ‎(from Frankfurt).

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wiener ‎(plural wieners)

  1. (US) a sausage made from beef, chicken or pork, also a hot dog
  2. (Britain) a frankfurter
  3. (US, colloquial) penis
  4. (US, colloquial) someone who is nervous or afraid to partake in certain activities
  5. (US, Britain, colloquial) an irritating or disliked person

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wiener c (singular definite wieneren, plural indefinite wienere)

  1. Viennese (inhabitant of Vienna)

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In compounds: wiener- "Viennese" (connected with Vienna)

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