The Brief: "Glizzy" is a slang term for hot dog.
This term evolved from Washington DC slang from meaning “gun,” referring to a Glock, to mean “hot dog.” According to Know Your Meme, the term’s first known online usage in reference to hot dogs is in a 2016 YouTube video by Azel Prather.
Urban Dictionary defines the term “glizzy gladiator” as “one who exemplifies the gobbling of glizzy to a gigantic degree.” A synonym for this is “glizzy gobbler.”
An ESPN commentator even referred to hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut as “glizzy gladiator” at the 2020 Nathan’s 4th of July hot dog eating contest:
They just called Joey chestnut the glizzy gladiator 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/It81dgmfkv
— DZA3000 (@DZA3000) July 4, 2020
The term surged in popularity in June and July 2020, inspiring a TikTok trend where boys enthusiastically eat hot dogs. Other TikToks show people rating videos and photos celebrities and politicians guzzling hot dogs.
There’s also a rapper named Shy Glizzy.