Definition of frankfurter in US English:



  • A seasoned smoked sausage made of beef and pork.

    • ‘You can do variations with sliced frankfurters, mushrooms cooked in a little butter, prawns, cooked bacon bits - whatever you fancy, really.’
    • ‘Like sunbathers by a pool, the frankfurters sit firmly but lightly on a white expanse of ground, each one edged by a shadow and marked by a perfect ribbon of mustard worthy of a vendor's expert touch.’
    • ‘You don't really want to know what's in your frankfurters, either.’
    • ‘The only danger they face is from health problems brought about by thoughtless divers tempting them with unsuitable food like bread and frankfurter sausages.’
    • ‘Part of the German family of smooth, mild pork or pork-and-beef sausages, frankfurters have always been the food of the people, served with grated horseradish or mustard and eaten at street stalls throughout Germany and Austria.’
    • ‘Are 4 frankfurters and 4 pieces of white bread a balanced meal?’
    • ‘The author guides us through the best sausages from the UK and elsewhere, from the French andouillette to the Italian luganeghe, German frankfurter and South African boerewors.’
    • ‘Of particular concern are ready to eat products such as lunchmeats, frankfurters, chicken or ham salad, sausages, sliced turkey, and sliced roast beef where L. monocytogenes has been recovered.’
    • ‘Each experiment used two ground beef patties or frankfurters.’
    • ‘As for those we passed on, especially tempting were the Salmon with Red Caviar and the Tempora Dogs, the latter a breaded frankfurter that a chubby guy at the next table seemed to swallow whole.’
    • ‘Researchers found that aroma compounds, which affect flavor, appear to be released more slowly and last longer in regular frankfurters than in the lower-fat variety.’
    • ‘She was brought to us as a blind turtle that someone had raised on frankfurters.’
    • ‘But it's a frankfurter served up Chilean-style, and that means a liberal topping of chopped tomatoes, guacamole and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Sausages, called wurst in German, have become so popular in America that names such as wiener (from wienerwurst) and frankfurter (from Frankfurt in Germany) are synonymous with a whole class of food.’
    • ‘There seems more than enough reason to keep our consumption of frankfurters and hot dogs to a minimum.’
    • ‘When asked to name their favourite dish, most shoppers opted for the traditional British favourite fish and chips over pizza, paella, or frankfurters.’
    • ‘I expected to bite into a frankfurter that tasted like the kind my mother made - hot out of the frying pan topped with the perfect amount of yellow mustard.’
    • ‘With a certain trepidation we tried some Serbian sausages hoping they would be sausages, not hot dog type frankfurters you so often find.’
    • ‘Freshly ground in a special little horseradish-milling machine and extruded straight on to your paper plate next to the frankfurters, the kren is as important a component of the meal as the senf and the cold beer.’
    • ‘We started off with hot frankfurters and fresh pepper slices, moved through cheese and tortilla chips and finished up with seedless grapes and strawberries dipped in chocolate mousse.’


From German Frankfurter Wurst ‘Frankfurt sausage’.