hotshot

[ hot-shot ]
/ ˈhɒtˌʃɒt /
Slang.

adjective

highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
displaying skill flamboyantly: a hotshot ballplayer.
moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast: a hotshot express.

noun Also hot shot (for defs 4, 6).

an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
Railroads. an express freight train.
a firefighter.

Origin of hotshot

First recorded in 1595–1605; hot + shot1
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hotshot

/ (ˈhɒtˌʃɒt) /

noun

informal an important person or expert, esp when showy

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