American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long soft roll. Also called red-hot.
- n. Slang One who performs showy, often dangerous stunts, as in skiing or surfing.
- interj. Informal Used to express delight or enthusiasm.
- interj. An expression of delight or enthusiasm
- interj. An expression of disappointment
- n. A food consisting of a frankfurter, or wiener, in a bread roll, usually served with ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.
- n. A sausage of the type used as a general ingredient in sense 1 (above).
- n. A show-off or daredevil, especially in such sports as surfing, skateboarding, or skiing.
- n. New Zealand A battered, deep-fried sausage or saveloy on a stick.
- v. intransitive, slang To perform a dangerous or difficult act or stunt as a display of skill or daring.
- n. a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
- n. someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
- n. a frankfurter served hot on a bun
- 1894 (US), both the sense of frankfurter in a roll, and of show-off. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Whenever one of these guys swung, a tremendous w-h-o-o-s-h was felt across Tiger Stadium, blowing hot dog wrappers around, rippling the flags, and causing small boys to hold onto their caps.”
“He and the other boys on the cleanup crew spent their days wandering the midways using long sticks, with nails extending from one end, to spear paper cups and hot dog wrappers as if they were hunting lions on the Serengeti.”
“This gadget turns a hot dog into an octopus. www.octodog.net”
“• 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;”
“I had a sense of segregation because you couldn't go in Cresser's and get a hot dog or drink from the fountain, still couldn't do that, and probably for me the most important thing was I could not sit on the front row at the Carousel Parade.”
“Those in Summit County with ties back East may recognize a familiar icon as they peruse Main St. in Breckenridge: the vibrant yellow and red umbrella of a Vienna Beef hot dog stand.”
“Yes, in some cases food is servedpigs feet, beef jerky, maybe a hot dog on a bun.”
“Jacob leaned back against my knees and toyed with the hot dog he had spitted on a straightened wire hanger; the flames at the edge of the bonfire licked along its blistered skin.”
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