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hot dog

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

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

Other definitions for hot dog (2 of 2)

hot-dog

or hot·dog

[ hot-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈhɒtˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
Informal.

verb (used without object), hot-dogged, hot-dog·ging.
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.
adjective
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for hot dog (1 of 2)

hot dog1

noun
a sausage, esp a frankfurter, served hot in a long roll split lengthways

Word Origin for hot dog

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

British Dictionary definitions for hot dog (2 of 2)

hot dog2

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

Word Origin for hot dog

C20: from US hot dog!, exclamation of pleasure, approval, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with hot dog

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]

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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