hot pot

nounChiefly British.
  1. mutton or beef cooked with potatoes in a covered pot.

Origin of hot pot

First recorded in 1690–1700

Words Nearby hot pot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use hot pot in a sentence

  • But if any of the old disputes came up again, I would certainly speak out my mind next hot-pot day.

    North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • It was the culinary forefather of toad-in-the-hole, hot-pot, Irish stew, and of that devil-dreaded Cornish pasty.

  • Only I thought, dear, you'd be so tired of pressed beef and tinned tongue, and so I thought I'd make a little hot-pot for you.

    Young Lives | Richard Le Gallienne
  • If you want to know how fairies look when they are making hot-pot, you should have seen Angel's absorbed little shining face.

    Young Lives | Richard Le Gallienne

British Dictionary definitions for hotpot


/ (ˈhɒtˌpɒt) /

  1. British a baked stew or casserole made with meat or fish and covered with a layer of potatoes

  2. Australian slang a heavily backed horse

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