Meaning of hot dog

hot' dog"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a frankfurter.
  2. a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter in a split roll, usually eaten with mustard, sauerkraut, or relish.
    1. a person who performs complex, showy, and sometimes dangerous maneuvers, esp. in surfing or skiing.
    2. a show-off, esp. in sports.
  3. (used to express great joy or delight.)

hot-dog

Pronunciation: (hot'dôg", -dog"), [key]
— v., adj. -dogged, -dog•ging,
—v.i.
  1. to perform unusual or very intricate maneuvers in a sport, esp. surfing or skiing.
  2. to perform in a recklessly or flamboyantly skillful manner, as in a sport or athletic activity; show off.
—adj.
  1. skillful or excellent, as in sports performance.
  2. of, indicating, or for a type of sports activity, esp. surfing or skiing, in which intricate and potentially dangerous stunts are performed.
  3. intended or done to draw attention; showy or sensational.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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