Hot Dog Definition

hŏtdôg, -dŏg
hot dogged, hot dogging, hot-dogs
noun
A frankfurter, esp. one served hot in a long, soft roll, with mustard, relish, etc.
Webster's New World
An exclamation used to express delight.
Webster's New World
One who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, as in skiing or surfing.
American Heritage
A person who hot-dogs; showoff.
Webster's New World

A sausage of the type used as a general ingredient in sense 1 (above).

Wiktionary
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interjection
Used to express delight or enthusiasm.
American Heritage

An expression of disappointment.

Wiktionary
verb
To perform, esp. in sports, so as to attract attention; show off.
Webster's New World
To perform daring stunts or acrobatic maneuvers, as while skiing or surfing.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
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adjective
Designating a form of freestyle skiing or surfing that involves acrobatics.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Hot Dog

Noun

Singular:
hot dog
Plural:
hot-dogs

Origin of Hot Dog

  • Originally 19th century slang, from the belief that sausage makers often adulterated sausages with meat from dogs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1894 (US), both the sense of frankfurter in a roll, and of show-off.

    From Wiktionary

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