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or hot·dog

[hot-dawg, -dog]Informal.
verb (used without object), hot-dogged, hot-dog·ging.
  1. to perform unusual or very intricate maneuvers in a sport, especially surfing or skiing.
  2. to perform in a recklessly or flamboyantly skillful manner, as in a sport or athletic activity; show off.
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  1. skillful or excellent, as in sports performance.
  2. of, indicating, or for a type of sports activity, especially surfing or skiing, in which intricate and potentially dangerous stunts are performed.
  3. intended or done to draw attention; showy or sensational.
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or hot-dog·ging

[hot-daw-ging, -dog-ing]
noun Informal.
  1. the act of one who hot-dogs; the performance of intricate, daring, or flamboyant stunts.
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Origin of hotdogging

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