hot dog
1894 (US), both the sense of frankfurter in a roll, and of show-off. Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhɒt.dɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɑt.dɔɡ/, /ˈhɑt.dɑɡ/
  • (Boston, New England) IPA: /ˈhʌt.dɒɡ/, [ˈhʌʔ.dɒːɡ]
  1. An expression of delight or [[enthusiasm]]
    • 1954, Oren Arnold, The Golden Chair, Elsevier, page 249,
      He patted his lap for her to sit on. Hot dog, I said to myself; settin' on his lap!
    • 2006, Robert B. Parker, Hundred-Dollar Baby, Putnam, ISBN 0399153764, page 140,
      "Anybody with an alibi they can tell me?" I said.
      No one said anything.
      "Hot dog!" I said.
  2. An expression of disappointment

hot dog (plural hot dogs)

  1. A sandwich consisting of a frankfurter, or [[wiener, in a bread roll, usually served with ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.]]
  2. A sausage of the type used as a general ingredient in this sandwich.
  3. A show-off or [[daredevil, especially in such sports as surfing, skateboarding, or skiing.]]
  4. (NZ) A battered, deep-fried sausage or [[saveloy on a stick.]]
  5. (informal) a penis
    • 1994 Sexual Harassment in Education ↗ page page 26
      primarily verbal teasing from both male and female students, ranging from statements that the student had a "hot dog in her pants" and that she had "sex with hot dogs." to graffiti that "Jane is a hot dog bitch."
    • 1995 The Guide to American Law Supplement ↗ page 347
      It started in the fall of 1990, early in seventh grade, when two boys told her, "I hear you have a hot dog in your pants."
      girls were now making hot dog remarks. the counselor maintained—incorrectly—that he was powerless to stop it
    • 1996 Richard Sandomir Life for Real Dummies: A Reference for the Totally Clueless ↗ page 5
      How 'bout I put my hot dog in your bun?
    • 1999 Louis I. Gerdes Sexual Harassment ↗ page 118
      In the fall of 1990, when she was in the seventh grade, classmates spread the word that Doe had a hot dog in her pants.
    • 2012 Elias Sassoon Hashish Dreaming ↗ page 58
      But what it is basically the in and the out, the hot dog splicing through the doughnut.
    • 2019 Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds ↗, Empire season 5 episode 13
      I'm just saying, you being a mama, it's time to clear the cobwebs. You know what I'm saying? Put a banana in the monkey. You know, hot dog in your bun.
  6. a physical gesture involving hip movement
    • 2006 Kyra D. Gaunt The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-dutch to Hip-hop ↗ page 98
      This gyrated gesture (“hot dog”) appears to suggest the movements of sexual intercourse to an onlooker, but for girls it's merely play. The movement is also, however, a way of learning to move one's hips in a way that will become useful, on and off the dance floor, in their embodied relations with others.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

hot dog (hot dogs, present participle hot dogging; past and past participle hot dogged)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To perform a dangerous or [[difficult act or stunt as a display of skill or daring.]]

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