American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork made in long reddish links.
- n. UK, US, Canada A moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from mechanically recovered meat or meat slurry.
- From German frankfurter, the adjectival form of Frankfurt. Specifically, a reference to Frankfurt-am-Main. (Wiktionary)
- After Frankfurt (am Main) . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the old term frankfurter -- well, it's still around, but hotdog is our standard term.”
“In the letter, he calls the frankfurter mix-up a "terrible mistake.”
“Well, I wasn’t disappointed with this mistake for they were wonderful and we ordered them again and again after they explained that this is what they called a frankfurter, but when I tried to order some from the Polish Shop, they tried to give me a regular frankfurter.”
“The hand that continues to swab mustard on the frankfurter is a comic gem-a bonus, maybe, for anyone who struggled with the sudden swerve.”
“Hot dog" is a nickname for the workers 'or street food made popular by German immigrants, earlier known as the frankfurter (Frankfurt-style sausage).”
“I am eating a frankfurter with their mustard and horseradish even as I write these words.”
“Sarah Karnasiewicz on Lunch Break has a baker's guide to classic molded holiday cookies - springerle, gingerbread and frankfurter brenten - that are drop-dead gorgeous and deceptively easy to make.”
“All it needs is a microwaved frankfurter and it would be just like the frozen dinners I keep around for empty fridge emergencies (although fresher!)”
“I am no doctor, but if that is so would not his profits be best dedicated to nutritional education, so women won't fall for regimes like the frankfurter diet recently – and mischievously – awarded the imprimatur of the British Heart Foundation?”
“Mr. Townsend's frankfurter machinery reduced labor requirements and vastly increased production, spinning out as many as 30,000 links per hour.”
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As much fun to say as they are to eat.
Come on, who doesn't like a good sausage?
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