Definition of hotshot
1 : a fast freight
2 : a person who is conspicuously talented or successful a hotshot lawyer
Examples of hotshot in a Sentence
The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign.
That guy thinks he's a real hotshot.
Recent Examples of hotshot from the Web
South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner and Bloom, the South Carolina executive associate athletic director, recruited King like a five-star high school football recruit, or a hotshot law school graduate.
Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-comedy inspired by the long-running TV show, playing a leader of an elite group of lifeguards who is forced to team up with a hotshot former Olympian (Zac Efron) to save the beloved bay.
Hotshot physicists will find nothing new here, but the rest of us get a nonmathematical, crap-free, basic education in such complex matters as gravity and quantum mechanics.
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First Known Use of hotshot
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Definition of hotshot for English Language Learners
: a talented and successful person : someone who is successful or skillful in a showy or flashy way
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