[ adjective red-hot; noun red-hot ]
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  1. red with heat; very hot.

  2. creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas.

  1. violent; furious: red-hot anger.

  2. characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.

  3. very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market.

  1. a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.

  2. Informal. a hot dog.

  1. a small cinnamon-flavored candy.

Origin of red-hot

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75

Words Nearby red-hot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for red-hot


  1. (esp of metal) heated to the temperature at which it glows red: iron is red-hot at about 500°C

  2. extremely hot: the stove is red-hot, so don't touch it

  1. keen, excited, or eager; enthusiastic

  2. furious; violent: red-hot anger

  3. very recent or topical: red-hot information

  4. Australian slang extreme, unreasonable, or unfair: the charges are red-hot

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