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hot dog

[noun hot dawg; interjection hot dawg]
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noun
  1. a frankfurter.
  2. a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter in a split roll, usually eaten with mustard, sauerkraut, or relish.
  3. Also hot·dog, hot dogger, hot·dog·ger, hot-dog·ger. Informal.
    1. a person who performs complex, showy, and sometimes dangerous maneuvers, especially in surfing or skiing.
    2. a show-off, especially in sports.
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interjection
  1. Informal. (used to express great joy or delight.)
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Origin of hot dog

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for hot dogger

hot dog1

noun
  1. a sausage, esp a frankfurter, served hot in a long roll split lengthways
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Word Origin

C20: from the supposed resemblance of the sausage to a dachshund

hot dog2

noun
  1. mainly US a person who performs showy acrobatic manoeuvres when skiing or surfing
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verb hot-dog, -dogs, -dogging or -dogged
  1. (intr) to perform a series of manoeuvres in skiing, surfing, etc, esp in a showy manner
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Word Origin

C20: from US hot dog!, exclamation of pleasure, approval, etc
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Word Origin and History for hot dogger

hot dog

also hotdog, "sausage on a split roll," c.1890, popularized by cartoonist T.A. Dorgan. It is said to echo a 19c. suspicion (occasionally justified) that sausages contained dog meat. Meaning "someone particularly skilled or excellent" (with overtones of showing off) is from 1896. Connection between the two senses, if any, is unclear. Hot dog! as an exclamation of approval was in use by 1906.

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Idioms and Phrases with hot dogger

hot dog

1

A person who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, especially but not exclusively in sports; also, a showoff. For example, He was a shameless hot dog on the tennis court, smashing every ball, or She was a hot dog behind the wheel, screeching her wheels at every turn. The relation of this term to the edible hot dog is unknown. [Colloquial; c. 1900]

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2

Also, hot diggety dog; hot diggety. An interjection expressing delight or enthusiasm, as in Hot dog! What a great gift, or Hot diggety! We got the best concert tickets after all. [Slang; c. 1900]

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