hotdog firmly lodged in my belly, I made my way over to the famous bronze bull at the southern end of Broadway.
Is the source of cheeseburger and hotdog meat, produced by farm workers who lack effective union organization.
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+)