hot dog v.2
1. to show off.
|Polo Grounds 49: [H]e began to hot-dog it, making the easy plays look hard.|
|Glitter Dome (1982) 134: They grooved and jived and danced through the others, hot-dogging at speeds that would have produced maiming or death if they had collided.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 202: hot dog. A show-off or, as a verb, to show off.|
|Detroit Free Press (MI) 31 Jan. 36/1: A group of young men caught up in all the hoopla and hype [...] hotdogging it, trash-talking and acting as if they were above it all.|
|(con. 1975–6) Steel Toes 111: When anyone shows up drivin’ into the compound — ’specially hotdoggin’ in a Cuda — they will be met by a sawed-off shotgun.|
|Chicago Trib. 18 Feb. 1/2: Some would call it show-boating, hot-dogging or just plain stupid.|
2. to chase, to harass, to pursue.
|Dead Zone (1980) 291: We have plenty of crazy politicians around [...] we’ve got Stillson who wants to hot dog his way into the House of Representatives.|
3. (US) to perform very well.
|Street Talk 2 68: He’s really hot doggin’ it out there.|