[ skawr-cher ]
/ ˈskɔr tʃər /


a person or thing that scorches.
Informal. a very hot day: Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher.
something caustic or severe: a scorcher of a critique.
Informal. a person who drives extremely fast.
Printing. a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting.

Origin of scorcher

First recorded in 1835–45; scorch + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scorcher

/ (ˈskɔːtʃə) /


a person or thing that scorches
something severe or caustic
informal a very hot day
British informal something remarkable
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