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.

Definitions of frank
  1. adjective
    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
    straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
  2. adjective
    clearly manifest; evident
    frank enjoyment”
    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
  3. noun
    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
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    Vienna sausage
    short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
    type of:
    highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
  4. verb
    exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks
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    type of:
    excuse, exempt, let off, relieve
    grant exemption or release to
  5. verb
    stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
    synonyms: postmark
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    type of:
    to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
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