hotdogged

hot-dog

[hot-dawg, -dog] Informal.
verb (used without object), hot-dogged, hot-dogging.
1.
to perform unusual or very intricate maneuvers in a sport, especially surfing or skiing.
2.
to perform in a recklessly or flamboyantly skillful manner, as in a sport or athletic activity; show off.
adjective
3.
skillful or excellent, as in sports performance.
4.
of, indicating, or for a type of sports activity, especially surfing or skiing, in which intricate and potentially dangerous stunts are performed.
5.
intended or done to draw attention; showy or sensational.
Also, hotdog.
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Word Origin & History

hot dog
"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
is unclear. Hot dog! as an exclamation of approval was in use by 1906.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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