verb hot·dog \ˈhät-ˌdg\

: to perform or play in a way that is meant to attract attention

Full Definition of HOTDOG

intransitive verb
:  to perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner; especially :  to perform fancy stunts and maneuvers (as while surfing or skiing)
hot·dog·ger \-ˌd-gər\ noun

Examples of HOTDOG

  1. His opponents have accused him of hotdogging after he scores a touchdown.
  2. <a skier who couldn't resist the urge to hotdog on the slopes whenever he wanted to impress a girl>

Origin of HOTDOG

2hot dog
First Known Use: 1963


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