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1another term for wiener (sense 1)
- ‘The essence of baseball food is a bun-wrapped wiener - be it hot dog, bratwurst or sausage.’
- ‘All that can be said with any certainty is that in the closing decades of the 19th century frankfurters and wienies were being sold in buns in various cities in the USA.’
- ‘Billy and I sat across from each other eating hot wieners and sharing a plate of cheese fries.’
- ‘Sneer at hot dogs all you want but a well-made wiener is a thing of beauty.’
- ‘Is it the taste of the charred meat - steak, hamburger, wieners whatever - or dining out in the fresh air that raises exhilaration to such a high level?’
2vulgar slang A man's penis.
- 2.1informal A weak, socially inept, or boringly studious person.‘newer programming languages are a favorite of the tech weenies’
- 2.1informal A weak, socially inept, or boringly studious person.
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