So what are the hot dog names of today—and which are trending up?
hot dog eaters do not avail themselves of the do-it-yourself fixings.
After leaving Federal Hall, I treated myself to a hot dog from a street vendor.
Jodie Sweetin, best known as Stephanie Tanner on Full House, stars in this 1987 hot dog commercial.
Every Sonoran hot dog is served with a roasted guero pepper, which looks like a pale jalapeño and can be every bit as hot.
An electric in front of the hot dog and a big arc-light over the door of the smelter lighted the upturned faces of the multitude.
Then he looked into the eyes of hot dog the Tiger and saw something hungry.
While he was talking the crowd slowly was swelling in front of the hot dog saloon.
I wish,” sez he, “I wish we could stop off somewheres and git a hot dog.
But the remarkable part of it was that Nita wept too, big, hot dog tears which her master wiped away.
also hotdog, "sausage on a split roll," c.1890, popularized by cartoonist T.A. Dorgan. It is said to echo a 19c. suspicion (occasionally justified) that sausages contained dog meat. Meaning "someone particularly skilled or excellent" (with overtones of showing off) is from 1896. Connection between the two senses, if any, is unclear. Hot dog! as an exclamation of approval was in use by 1906.
: Walter is one of the good guys, not a hot dog (1966+)