Glizzy is slang for hot dog, though the term has its roots in rap culture where it referred to a “glock,” probably because hot dogs are similar in length to the extended clip of a Glock handgun.

The specific origin of the hot dog term “glizzy” is unknown, however, the first wide reference to “glizzy” as a hot dog came from YouTuber Azel Prather in late 2016.

The DC rapper is best known for his 2014 hit “Awesome,” as well as, and this is true, his love of hot dogs, which earned him the nickname Glizzy Gladiator.

Jason Reborn is a TikToker and NPC streamer. He also plays a character called the Glizzbot, who, having received 100 “hot dogs,” over a TikTok Live, proclaimed his intention to enter “glizzy overdrive.”

The post went viral in August 2023, when posted on Twitter by Everything Out of Context, giving further life to the “glizzy” phenomenon.

So that’s the basic overview of the “glizzy” craze. Now, you can proudly attend your summer barbecues without the fear of calling hot dogs “hot dogs” and looking like a damn dinosaur. Want some “pasteurized mustard seed” on that, gramps? You’re welcome.