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hotshot

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noun, often attributive hot·shot \ˈhät-ˌshät\

Simple Definition of hotshot

  • : a talented and successful person : someone who is successful or skillful in a showy or flashy way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hotshot

  1. 1 :  a fast freight

  2. 2 :  a person who is conspicuously talented or successful <a hotshot lawyer>

Examples of hotshot in a sentence

  1. The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign.

  2. That guy thinks he's a real hotshot.



Circa 1925

First Known Use of hotshot

circa 1925



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