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hotter

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[ hot-er ]
/ ˈhɒt ər /
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verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.

to vibrate up and down; shake, totter, or rattle, as a plate on a shelf.
to stammer.

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tropical, humid, scorching, blazing, sizzling, boiling, torrid, warm, sweltering, heated, white, sultry, red, sharp, spicy, fierce, intense, stormy, popular, fresh

Nearby words

hottentot, hottentot bread, hottentot fig, hottentot's bread, hottentots, hotter, hottie, hotting, hottish, houbara, houdah

Origin of hotter

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1790–1800; < early Dutch dialect hotteren, frequentative with -er- of Middle Dutch hotten to shake; akin to hotch

Definition for hotter (2 of 3)

hotter

2
[ hot-er ]
/ ˈhɒt ər /

adjective

comp. of hot.

Definition for hotter (3 of 3)

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
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British Dictionary definitions for hotter

hot

/ (hɒt) /

adjective hotter or hottest

adverb

in a hot manner; hotly
See also hots, hot up
Derived Formshotly, adverbhotness, noun

Word Origin for hot

Old English hāt; related to Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr, Gothic heito fever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hotter

hot


adj.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with hotter

hot


In addition to the idioms beginning with hot

  • hot air
  • hot and bothered
  • hot and heavy
  • hot as blazes
  • hot dog
  • hot line
  • hot number
  • hot off the press
  • hot on
  • hot potato
  • hot rod
  • hot seat, in the
  • hot stuff
  • hot to trot
  • hot under the collar
  • hot water

also see:

  • blow hot and cold
  • like a cat on hot bricks
  • like hot cakes
  • make it hot for
  • piping hot
  • strike while the iron's hot
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