- to perform unusual or very intricate maneuvers in a sport, especially surfing or skiing.
- to perform in a recklessly or flamboyantly skillful manner, as in a sport or athletic activity; show off.
- skillful or excellent, as in sports performance.
- of, indicating, or for a type of sports activity, especially surfing or skiing, in which intricate and potentially dangerous stunts are performed.
- intended or done to draw attention; showy or sensational.
- a frankfurter.
- a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter in a split roll, usually eaten with mustard, sauerkraut, or relish.
- Also hot·dog, hot dogger, hot·dog·ger, hot-dog·ger. Informal.
- a person who performs complex, showy, and sometimes dangerous maneuvers, especially in surfing or skiing.
- a show-off, especially in sports.
- Informal. (used to express great joy or delight.)
Origin of hot dog
Related Words for hot-dogdominant, authoritative, leading, persuasive, famous, important, significant, strong, prominent, sausage, frankfurter, affecting, controlling, efficacious, forcible, governing, impressive, inspiring, instrumental, meaningful
Examples from the Web for hot-dog
Contemporary Examples of hot-dog
At one point in the interview he said he would be happy running a hot-dog stand on the beach.Philip Falcone: Billionaire on the Brink
April 16, 2012
Historical Examples of hot-dog
It happened pretty fast and like I say, I just went in to eat a hot-dog for lunch and I wasn't expecting any of this.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Hot-dog sandwiches and long green pickles and ginger ale, but you have to drink out of the bottles.The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht
Margaret Love Sanderson
The Assistant Secretary is here to discuss the hot-dog concession with a local bigwig.The Golden Skull
Unheard were the blaring of bands, and the raucous cry of the "Hot-Dog man," and the riot and roar of the rabble.Fifth Avenue
Arthur Bartlett Maurice
On get-away day the program boy bawls his loudest and the hot-dog purveyor pushes his fragrant wares with the utmost energy.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
- a sausage, esp a frankfurter, served hot in a long roll split lengthways
Word Origin for hot dog
- mainly US a person who performs showy acrobatic manoeuvres when skiing or surfing
- (intr) to perform a series of manoeuvres in skiing, surfing, etc, esp in a showy manner
Word Origin for 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.
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]
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]