Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A smoked pork or beef sausage similar to a frankfurter.

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  • n. Vienna sausage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Etymologies

German : Wiener, of Vienna, Austria + Wurst, sausage; see wurst.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German Wienerwurst, from Wien ("Vienna") + Wurst ("sausage"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word "wiener" is an American bastardization of wienerwurst, German for Vienna sausage.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Weiner Roast

  • Each time the ringmaster shouted his call of “Men up!” he lumbered ferociously for Betty with the cardboard wienerwurst or the photograph of the bearded lady or whatever the favor chanced to be.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Also it was Saturday night, and in a couple of hours would come a violin and a cornet, and in the rear part of the saloon the families of the neighborhood would dance and feast upon wienerwurst and lager, until two or three o'clock in the morning.

    The Jungle

  • Each time the ringmaster shouted his call of "Men up!" he lumbered ferociously for Betty with the cardboard wienerwurst or the photograph of the bearded lady or whatever the favor chanced to be.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • He seemed to tower over the pitcher -- Red was six feet one -- and he scowled and shook his bat at Wehying and called, "Put one over -- you wienerwurst!"

    The Redheaded Outfield

  • He was waitin 'at the station for me, with a high-wheeled cart, and a couple of gingery circus horses hitched one in front of the other like two links of wienerwurst.

    Shorty McCabe

  • It juts out from the middle of his face like the handle of a lovin 'cup, and with his habit of stretchin' his neck forward he always seems to be followin 'a scent, like one of these wienerwurst retrievers.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • "Maybe you've been makin 'a noise like a wienerwurst," says I.

    Torchy

  • Then he said he was hungry, so he and Mary took turn about holding it while the other ate "po 'man's pickle" and wienerwurst.

    Lovey Mary

  • He ate much wienerwurst and drank beer freely, and on holidays devoured, at one sitting, a half-dozen loaves of bread, the centers of which had been previously dug out and filled with melted lard.

    Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall

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