hot stuff


Definition of hot stuff

: someone or something unusually good

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Examples of hot stuff in a Sentence

His music was hot stuff back in those days. The new guy in her office is hot stuff.

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Nowhere else is our modern dependence on (and possible uses of) the hot stuff better exemplified than New York, a city literally built on steam. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, "Steam Power: Still Moving Us, Even in the 21st Century," 30 June 2019 Capsaicin, the hot stuff in hot peppers, can do the same thing (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, online, Feb. 10, 2018). Houston Chronicle, "Vicks VapoRub for poison ivy itch," 8 July 2018 Those crews use the hot stuff whenever the weather is relatively warm and dry. Grant Segall,, "Thumpity thump: Potholes are 'worse than usual' this year (photos)," 12 Mar. 2018 In the 1940s and 1950s, Gloria Grahame was hot stuff in Hollywood. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Annihilation,' 'Game Night,' best-picture Oscar marathons and more new movies," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hot stuff

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot stuff was in 1894

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English Language Learners Definition of hot stuff

: someone or something that is unusually good or popular
: a person who is considered hot (sense 5b) : a sexually attractive person

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