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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
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Idioms for hot

Origin of hot

before 1000; 1920–25 for def 23; Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt; cognate with Dutch heet, Old Norse heitr, Swedish het, Danish hed, German heiss

OTHER WORDS FROM hot

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British Dictionary definitions for hot and bothered

hot
/ (hɒt) /

adjective hotter or hottest

adverb

in a hot manner; hotly
See also hots, hot up

Derived forms of hot

hotly, adverbhotness, noun

Word Origin for hot

Old English hāt; related to Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr, Gothic heito fever
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Idioms and Phrases with hot and bothered (1 of 2)

hot and bothered

In a state of agitated excitement, flustered, as in She was all hot and bothered before her big opening. [c. 1920]

Idioms and Phrases with hot and bothered (2 of 2)

hot

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