Definition of hot dog in English:

hot dog

noun

  • 1A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments.

    • ‘On Sundays, the bar opens its kitchen, serving burgers, hot dogs, and pizza.’
    • ‘Fresh meat is lower in sodium than luncheon meat, bacon, hot dogs, sausage and ham.’
    • ‘At lunchtime there is a poolside barbecue, at tea-time sandwiches and cake, and after hours a hot cabinet serving pizza and hot dogs with fried onions.’
    • ‘If you don't like the two main entrées and are tired of hamburgers and hot dogs, we serve an outstanding broiled chicken twice a day.’
    • ‘The essence of baseball food is a bun-wrapped wiener - be it hot dog, bratwurst or sausage.’
  • 2North American informal A person, especially a skier or surfer, who performs stunts or tricks.

    ‘macho hot dogs who take too many risks’
    • ‘And with spectacular past performances in hot dog waves as a guide - talent wise - Tim has what it takes to go wire-to-wire.’
    • ‘The viewers in my house were all worried about redneck/macho reactions among competitors when Kobayashi first won the hot dog round and then went on to win the grand prize.’

exclamation

North american
informal
  • Used to express delight or enthusiastic approval.

    ‘Hot dog! I've finally found something I can do that you can't’

verb

[NO OBJECT]North american
informal
  • Perform stunts or tricks.

    ‘he chastised the dancers who'd been hotdogging’

Origin

Late 19th century: originally US college slang, probably influenced by a popular belief that the sausages contained dog meat.

Pronunciation:

hot dog

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