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hotshot

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

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

Full Definition of HOTSHOT

1
:  a fast freight
2
:  a person who is conspicuously talented or successful <a hotshot lawyer>

Examples of HOTSHOT

  1. The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign.
  2. That guy thinks he's a real hotshot.

First Known Use of HOTSHOT

circa 1925

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