Vienna-sausage definition

A small sausage resembling a frankfurter, often served as an hors d'oeuvre.
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(proper) A small sausage like a short, slim frankfurter, used esp. as an hors d'oeuvre.
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The smoked link sausage type wiener (short for wienerwurst), associated with the Austrian capital Vienna.

Spicy but delicate Vienna sausages are eaten with various dishes such as sauerkraut or as a snack on itself, with or without relish.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vienna-sausage
Plural:
vienna-sausages

Origin of vienna-sausage

  • After Vienna

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A purist rendering of wienerwurst, from German Wiener 'Viennese' (from Wien 'Vienna', from Latin Vienna) + Wurst 'sausage'.

    From Wiktionary