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English definition of “hot dog”

hot dog

noun [C] (SPORT)    mainly US informal
a person who makes fast , skilful movements in skiing , snowboarding , or surfing in order to make people notice themAttention-seeking, distracting and showing off
(Definition of hot dog noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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