or hot·dog

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

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.


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.

Definition for hot-dogging (2 of 2)


or hot-dog·ging

[ hot-daw-ging, -dog-ing ]
/ ˈhɒtˌdɔ gɪŋ, -ˌdɒg ɪŋ /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020