hotdog

A hotdog is a "frankfurter," a hunk of meat in a bun. Get one at the hotdog stand at a baseball game and slather it with ketchup and mustard for an all-American meal.

The name "frankfurter" illustrates the hotdog’s German heritage — the original came from Frankfurt, Germany, based on a similar pork sausage. There was a suspicion in the 1800s that they were made from dog meat, which is where hotdog came from. If someone calls you a hotdog, they mean you're a daredevil or a risk-taker. Also, you can say “hotdog!” to express delight, kind of like “woohoo!” Hotdog!

Primary Meanings of hotdog

1.
n
a frankfurter served hot on a bun
2.
n
someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
Full Definitions of hotdog
1

n a frankfurter served hot on a bun

Synonyms:
hot dog, red hot
Types:
chili dog
a hotdog with chili con carne on it
Type of:
sandwich
two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

n a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Synonyms:
dog, frank, frankfurter, hot dog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst
Types:
Vienna sausage
short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
Type of:
sausage
highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
2

n someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself

Synonyms:
hot dog
Type of:
exhibitionist, show-off
someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

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