hotshot

noun, often attributive hot·shot \ ˈhät-ˌshät \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

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

  1. The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign.

  2. That guy thinks he's a real hotshot.

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First Known Use of hotshot

1922

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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