Hot dog


(1)   A smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
(2)   A frankfurter served hot on a bun
(3)   Someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself


  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.


  1. A food 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 sense 1 (above).
  3. A show-off or daredevil, especially in such sports as surfing, skateboarding, or skiing.


  1. To perform a dangerous or difficult act or stunt as a display of skill or daring.