hot dog n.1
1. (orig. US, also doggie, hot pup) a spiced, heated sausage or frankfurter, served on a split roll and trad. garnished with sauerkraut and mustard; thus hotdoggery n., a place selling hot dogs.
|[||Courier-Jrnl (Louisville, KY) 30 Oct. 8/4: ‘Hot sau-sage! [...] Tak’ a sausage. All hot!’ ‘Here’s the dog man,’ said one of a group of men [...] ‘Who’ll have a dog’].|
|New Harvard Song Bk 142: Oh those little old hot dogs ! Those little old hot dogs! / We would put fourteen away Just before we hit the hay.|
|DN II:i 42: hot-dog, n. A hot sausage.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|
|Hawaiian Star (Honolulu) 28 Dec. 6/4: The ‘hot dog’ man is busy.|
|Varmint 48: Mr. Stover’s heard about your hot dogs, way out in California.|
|Nigger Heaven 6: Randolph Pettijohn had made his start in Harlem as a merchant of hot-dogs. [Ibid.] 8: Ah’s hungry, ‘Toly. Hones’. Gimme duh price of a dog.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 47: I’ve been touring with those eggs for a week and they live on hot pups.in Zwilling|
|in On Broadway 7 Aug. [synd. col.] Eat your doggies with a pickle, step up, folks, it’s just a nickel!|
|Derby Dly Teleg. 12 Oct. 6/4: A Derby man who made a fortune in America as a ‘Hot Dog King’.|
|🎵 If you belongs to me / You would eat hot dogs any time I say.‘Sophisticated Man’|
|George Spelvin Chats 56: The American hot dog, a habit-forming sausage.|
|Bardin Omnibus (1976) 79: They earned their living by [...] selling hot-dogs and floss candy.Deadly Pecheron in|
|Rap Sheet 169: Coming hell-for-leather toward us was another car [...] We thought sure they was more police, with us about to become the hot dog in the sandwich.|
|Inside Daisy Clover (1966) 24: A hot-dog hit the spot.|
|Earl Wilson’s N.Y. 320: At Coney Island is the world’s most famous hot-doggery, Nathan’s.|
|Indep. on Sun. Rev. 5 Dec. 18: It sounds so much like the old Pearl & Dean music that you can almost smell the hot dogs.|
|Davey Darling 137: My hot dog came dipped in sauce!|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 338: They had been eating Nathan’s hot dogs.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? in Four Novels 1983 9: A Syrian who had a hot-dog place.|
|Rolling Stone 22 Sept. 44: Tom Parker was working a foot-long hot-dog concession on a carnival runway.|
|Is That It? 70: There was a hot dog war on between rival operators.|
3. (orig. US, also pup) the penis.
|in Rationale of the Dirty Joke (1972) I 53: The little girl points to her brother’s penis, and asks, ‘What’s that, Mama?’ ‘That’s Johnny’s hot dog,’ says the mother.|
|🎵 You got the hotdog, I got the bun, / Let’s get together and have a little fun, / If you can dish it, I can take it.‘If You Can Dish It, (I Can Take It)’|
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|Queens’ Vernacular 50: the penis [...] pup (fr sl pup = frankfurter).|
|Faggots 320: Front porch, gadget, hammer, honker, hose, hot dog.|
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 193: The grocery, the butcher’s and the sweet shop are all represented as well as the greengrocer’s. Thus there is […] hot dog, pud, pudding (older terms for sausage), meat, gristle, bone.|
|Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 193: What’s the definition of suspicion? When your hotdog’s got veins.|
4. (US) a homosexual; also attrib.
|Bad (1995) 44: I’d known a lot of hot-dog guys before.|
5. (orig. US) a piece of canine excrement.
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: hot dog n. An egg delicacy – something of an acquired taste –famously enjoyed by the gay cult actor Divine. v. To eat said morsel, freshly laid.|