Definition of hot button
: an emotional and usually controversial issue or concern that triggers immediate intense reaction
hot–buttonplay \ˈhät-ˈbə-tən\ adjective
Examples of hot button in a sentence
The film is considered very controversial for all the hot buttons it pushes.
First Known Use of hot button
HOT BUTTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hot button for English Language Learners
: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other
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