[ adjective red-hot; noun red-hot ]
/ adjective ˈrɛdˈhɒt; noun ˈrɛdˌhɒt /
red with heat; very hot.
creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas.
violent; furious: red-hot anger.
characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.
very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market.
a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.
Informal. a hot dog.
a small cinnamon-flavored candy.
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radiant, luminous, shining, heinous, untrue, disgraceful, scurrilous, unseemly, outrageous, shameful, slanderous, shocking, defamatory, hot, salty, up-to-date, newfangled, modern, brand-new, new
- red-headed woodpecker,
- red-hot poker,
- red-lead ore,
- red-lead putty,
- red-legged partridge,
Origin of red-hot
Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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(esp of metal) heated to the temperature at which it glows rediron is red-hot at about 500°C
extremely hotthe stove is red-hot, so don't touch it
keen, excited, or eager; enthusiastic
furious; violentred-hot anger
very recent or topicalred-hot information
Australian slang extreme, unreasonable, or unfairthe charges are red-hot
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
late 14c., "heated till it glows red" (of metal, etc.); of persons, "lively, passionate," it is recorded from c.1600. Red-hot mama is 1926, jazz slang, "earthy female singer," also "girlfriend, lover."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper