Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A smoked sausage of beef or beef and pork made in long reddish links.

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  • noun UK, US, Canada A moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from mechanically recovered meat or meat slurry.

Etymologies

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

[After Frankfurt (am Main).]

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From German frankfurter, the adjectival form of Frankfurt. Specifically, a reference to Frankfurt-am-Main.

Examples

  • And the old term frankfurter -- well, it's still around, but hotdog is our standard term.

    America In So Many Words

  • In the letter, he calls the frankfurter mix-up a "terrible mistake."

    Mock, Paper, Scissors

  • 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.

    At My Table

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • 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.

    DeLillo Pretentious? Stupid? Literary Pugilists Throw Punches

  • 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.

    DeLillo Pretentious? Stupid? Literary Pugilists Throw Punches

  • "Hot dog" is a nickname for the workers 'or street food made popular by German immigrants, earlier known as the frankfurter (Frankfurt-style sausage).

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • "Hot dog" is a nickname for the workers 'or street food made popular by German immigrants, earlier known as the frankfurter (Frankfurt-style sausage).

    canada.com Top Stories

  • I am eating a frankfurter with their mustard and horseradish even as I write these words.

    Strike 2 (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • 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.

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