hot-dog

or hot·dog

[hot-dawg, -dog]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.

Nearby words

  1. hot-cathode tube,
  2. hot-comb,
  3. hot-desking,
  4. hot-dip coating,
  5. hot-dipped,
  6. hot-draw,
  7. hot-foot,
  8. hot-headed,
  9. hot-press,
  10. hot-rod

hotdogging

or hot-dog·ging

[hot-daw-ging, -dog-ing]

noun Informal.

the act of one who hot-dogs; the performance of intricate, daring, or flamboyant stunts.

Origin of hotdogging

First recorded in 1960–65; hot-dog + -ing1

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