frank

To be frank is to be honest. Also, it's a hot dog. Eating a frank at the ballpark is, to be frank, an all-American experience.

If you're open, honest, and candid, you're frank — that can mean refreshing honesty or too much information. Frank also has some lesser known uses. It can also mean to stamp with a postmark, or to pass someone through for free — like how your museum job lets you frank your friends into the planetarium. The most delicious meaning is for what you may know as a dog, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, or wiener-wurst.

Primary Meanings of frank

1.
adj
characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
2.
n
a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
3.
v
exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
4.
v
stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
Full Definitions of frank
1

adj characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

“tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
Synonyms:
blunt, candid, forthright, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
direct
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

adj clearly manifest; evident

frank enjoyment”
Synonyms:
obvious
easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
2

n a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Synonyms:
dog, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
Types:
Vienna sausage
short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
Type of:
sausage
highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
3

v exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

Type of:
excuse, exempt, let off, relieve
grant exemption or release to
4

v stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing

Synonyms:
postmark
Type of:
stamp
to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

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