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1 United States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (1894-1964) [syn: Norbert Wiener]
2 a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll [syn: frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wienerwurst, weenie]

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Vienna sausage, bangers, black pudding, blood pudding, bologna, braunschweiger, dog, frank, frankfurter, gooseliver, headcheese, hot dog, knockwurst, liver sausage, liverwurst, salami, saucisse, sausage, weenie, wienerwurst, wienie
see Wiener



from wienerwurst (1904; nowadays the German form is “Wiener Würstchen”), (Wien + -er; wiener “of Vienna” + wurst “sausage”), because the sausages were originally made in Vienna, Austria. However, in Vienna this type of sausage is called a “frankfurter”.



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



Wiener is German for Viennese, but may also refer to:
  • A hot dog, from German "Wiener Würstchen", meaning "Viennese sausage"
  • A slang term for penis
Wiener is the surname of:

See also

wiener in German: Wiener
wiener in French: Wiener
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