wiener

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Etymology[edit]

From German Wienerwurst, from Wiener ‎(of Vienna, Viennese) +‎ Wurst ‎(sausage), because sausages were originally made in Vienna, Austria.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