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Definition of "hot dog" [hot dog]

  • A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long soft roll. Also called red-hot. (noun)
  • Slang One who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, as in skiing or surfing. (noun)
  • Informal Used to express delight or enthusiasm. (interjection)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hot dog" in a sentence
  • "Although Granddaddy used to drive a dry-cleaning truck, it was his wife who made him his first serious dollars in a little hot dog stand he bought for her by the airport in Hapeville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta."
  • "• Air-conditioned concession stands, restrooms and ticket booths at each quadrant of the playing field so spectators can continue to watch the game while grabbing a hot dog or using the restroom;"
  • "Yes, in some cases food is servedpigs feet, beef jerky, maybe a hot dog on a bun."