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.
First Known Use of hotshot
HOTSHOT Defined for English Language Learners
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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