Your toolshed 4 Online Living



Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 1, 2020 is:

hotdog • HAHT-dawg  • verb

: to perform in a conspicuous or often ostentatious manner; especially : to perform fancy stunts and maneuvers (as while surfing or skiing)


The wide receiver hotdogged into the end zone after catching the touchdown pass.

“When you’re skating a four-and-a-half mile long trail, you don’t need to worry about crowds. Nobody’s coming along behind you, or hotdogging alongside.” — Joyce Maynard, The New York Times, 11 Feb. 2020

Did you know?

The verb hotdog first appeared in the latter half of the 20th century, and it was adopted from the use of the noun hot dog for someone who is very good at something. The noun was popularized around the turn of the 19th century along with the interjection hot dog to express approval or gratification. In time, the noun became mainly associated with people who showed off their skills in sports, from basketball to skiing, and the verb form came to be used for the spectacular acts of these show-offs. (As a side tidbit to chew on, the word for the frankfurter that might be eaten while watching athletes perform was also on the menu in the late 19th century.)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Related articles


<strong> <font color=”#000066″>Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for January 26, 2022 is:</font> </strong> <strong>bamboozle</strong> &#8226;

Read More

Ken Saunders

Freelancer, Gadget collector, Biohacker

Ken Saunders is a freelance writer, gadget collector and Biohacker. Kens’ professional background is in Information Technology as well as Health and Wellness. His experience has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He especially enjoys researching and writing articles on the topics of Technology, Food, and all things Freelancing. His articles have appeared in many online sites, including, Andrew Christian, and can learn more about his services at

You can always reach me here

Ken Saunders

My Personal Favorites








Subscribers already enjoy our premium stuff.

Subscribe now

%d bloggers like this: