A hot dog with mustard.
- The definition of a hot dog is a frankfurter or wiener often served in a long soft roll.
A frankfurter you can buy at a baseball game or from a street vendor in New York that you eat in a long roll with ketchup and mustard is an example of a hot dog.
- Hot dog is defined as slang for doing something special in sports to capture attention.
An example of hot dog is to do extra rotations while ski jumping.
- a frankfurter, esp. one served hot in a long, soft roll, with mustard, relish, etc.
- Slang an exclamation used to express delight
Origin of hot dogorigin, originally (?) so named (c. 1900) by T. A. Dorgan (died 1929), United States cartoonist, probably in allusion to popular notion that the sausage was made of dog meat
intransitive verb-·dogged·, -·dog·ging
Origin of hot-dogfrom hot dog (sense )
- A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long soft roll. Also called red-hot .
- Slang One who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, as in skiing or surfing.
Origin of hot dogOriginally 19th century slang, from the belief that sausage makers often adulterated sausages with meat from dogs
intransitive verbhot-dogged, hot-dog·ging, hot-dogs Slang
an "iron cross" maneuver
(plural hot dogs)
- A food consisting of a frankfurter, or wiener, in a bread roll, usually served with ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.
- A sausage of the type used as a general ingredient in sense 1 (above).
- A show-off or daredevil, especially in such sports as surfing, skateboarding, or skiing.
- (New Zealand) A battered, deep-fried sausage or saveloy on a stick.
(third-person singular simple present hot dogs, present participle hot dogging, simple past and past participle hot dogged)
1894 (US), both the sense of frankfurter in a roll, and of show-off.
- Alternative spelling of hot dog.