[ 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.
Origin of red-hot
Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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British Dictionary definitions for red hot
(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
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