[ hot-buht-n ]
/ ˈhɒtˈbʌt n /
exciting strong feelings; highly charged; emotional: hot-button issues.
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How The Hot Dog Got Its Silly (And Kind of Gross) NameThis July 4th weekend how about taking some time to consider the names of those items you are about to eat? Brace yourself for the short and disputed history of that American grilling favorite: The “hot dog.” Why do we call hot dogs, well, hot dogs? There are a few schools of thought on the origin of this favorite food. Some think that people commonly believed …
Origin of hot-button
First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hot button
- a controversial subject or issue that is likely to arouse strong emotions
- (as modifier)the hot-button issue of abortion
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