hot pot

noun

Definition of hot pot

1 : a stew of meat and vegetables

Examples of hot pot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Inner Sunset restaurant offers a malatang style of hot pot, wherein diners are invited to choose ingredients from a grocery-like display to have cooked in the kitchen. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "What can a food critic do when she can’t remember anything?," 10 Feb. 2020 With a design inspired by vintage textiles, this trivet is an attractive, functional tool for keeping piping-hot pots and platters elevated off of temperature-sensitive tabletops. Shoko Wanger, House Beautiful, "7 Dinner Party Essentials You Can Use All Around the House," 1 Feb. 2020 In open-air restaurants around Sa Pa Lake, one popular dish is hot pot served with fresh salmon raised in local mountain streams. National Geographic, "This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream," 18 Jan. 2020 The Taiwanese hot pot chain takes over the former location of Xi'an Fusing Cafe in Mekong Plaza. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Tacos and sandwiches: 32 restaurants and bars that opened in December 2019 in metro Phoenix," 2 Jan. 2020 This year set a table full of amazing restaurant trends, including the continual improvement on toast, the way big ideas took shape in tiny spaces, and how high-end hot pot exploded all over America. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "The Best Things Restaurants Did in 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 What to order Nigiri selection, rice hot pot, roasted lobster, 12-ounce rib eye, shiitake mushrooms, green tea and banana cake. BostonGlobe.com, "Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe," 18 Sep. 2019 The approach is most evident in the Stone Bowls, which are a combination of protein-forward molcajete dishes and brothy Asian hot pots. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Label-defying, continent-hopping Flora Fauna still feeling its way," 5 Sep. 2019 PK Shabu and Grill This hot pot restaurant joins the Asian food hub along Mesa's Dobson Road. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Coffee, poutine and tacos: These new restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in November," 3 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hot pot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hot pot

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hot pot

Time Traveler for hot pot

Time Traveler

The first known use of hot pot was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hot pot

Last Updated

20 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hot pot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20pot. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hot pot

hot pot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hot pot

chiefly British : a mixture of meat and vegetables cooked together with liquid in a single pot

More from Merriam-Webster on hot pot

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hot pot

Comments on hot pot

What made you want to look up hot pot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!