- a person who performs complex, showy, and sometimes dangerous maneuvers, especially in surfing or skiing.
- a show-off, especially in sports.
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How to use hot dog in a sentence
We would go to New York several times a year, and there are hot dog carts all over the city.
Leave it to Cashion to come up with the hot dog of a ballpark’s dreams.We lost Johnny’s Half Shell to the pandemic. After 20 years, it deserves a farewell toast.|Tom Sietsema|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Ben — “in honor of the hot dogs and half smokes at Ben’s Chili Bowl,” wrote Larry.Some tasty, food-inspired names were on the menu for these pets|John Kelly|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, hot dog–eating prowess has improved by 700 percent.When it comes to downing hot dogs, science says there’s a limit|Jonathan Lambert|August 7, 2020|Science News For Students
Based on data from 152 competitors over 39 years, he calculated an upper hot dog limit of about 83 hot dogs in 10 minutes.Competitive hot dog eaters may be nearing humans’ max eating speed|Jonathan Lambert|July 14, 2020|Science News
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.
There was deep brown flesh, and bronze flesh, and pallid white flesh, and flesh turned red from the hot sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many Jewish women have been accepted as conventional, mainstream hot.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for hot dog (1 of 2)
Word Origin for hot dog
British Dictionary definitions for hot dog (2 of 2)
Word Origin for hot dog
Other Idioms and Phrases with hot dog
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]