Why are hot dogs called weiners?

Chef's answer
Originally called weinerwurst, the wiener was brought by German Americans. The term is German for Vienna sausage which was eventually shortened to wiener. It is usually used interchangeably with hot dog or frankfurter. Just like Vienna sausage, wieners got their name from Vienna, a city in Austria.
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Besides being a hot dog, they can sometimes be called a frank, wiener or sausage. Hot dogs come from the German Frankfurter, which was originally sausage. In the U.S., hot dogs tend to be all beef or a mixture of meat trimmings from beef and/or pork. ... Hot dogs are a subset of a pork frank..
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