One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express excitement or delight.‘hot diggity, I'm excited to get to use it!’‘I just won a hundred bucks—hot diggity dog!’‘hot diggity damn, this thing does everything’
- ‘"Hot dog!" he cried, grinning, ecstatic. He leaned out over the sill. "You tell 'em, babies!" he shouted down. "Hot diggity dog!"’
- ‘Hot diggity! This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life.’
- ‘Hot diggity! He really knows his Keynes buzzwords, doesn't he?’
- ‘One imagines Perry Como would have said, "Hot diggity."’
- ‘Don't you say to yourself at times like that: "Hot diggity dog! Life is good. Life is wonderful. It's great to be alive."’
Early 20th century: alteration of hot dog.
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