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Difference between Dog man and Hot dog man

dog man

1. a man in charge of dogs:

  • It is an error of modern dog men to wean puppies too soon.

2. (also: dog person) a man who is characterized by a preference or liking for dogs:

  • I do not particularly care for cats—more of a dog man.

hot dog man—a man selling hot sausages (enclosed in a bread roll):

  • The hot dog man parked his cart outside the school at lunch time.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the compound hotdogger—(sl.) a person who performs showy, often dangerous stunts in a sport:

  • We noticed that almost every wave carried a hot-dogger performing tricks.