piping hot


Definition of piping hot

: very hot

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Examples of piping hot in a Sentence

The coffee was served piping hot. the appeal of piping hot cocoa after an afternoon of shoveling snow

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Thompson also demonstrates the proper way to enjoy a cup of piping hot tea. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rickey Thompson Breaks Down Everything You Need to Know About Royal Etiquette," 5 June 2019 Coffee is piping hot at the end of the cycle and stays hot for up to two hours in the glass carafe when kept on the heating element. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Kenmore 12-Cup Programmable Aroma Control Coffee Maker #367101," 10 Mar. 2014 The Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Jenner x Jordyn Woods collection is still piping hot from the beauty ovens, but that hasn't stopped our favorite young billionaire from teasing even more new products. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Teased Two New Peach and Burgundy Eye Shadow Palettes," 26 Sep. 2018 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is ready to spill some delicious, piping hot tea (probably of the Earl Grey variety). Madison Medeiros, refinery29.com, "Camilla Is Spilling Royal Family Tea About Meghan Markle," 23 May 2018 Just like no one honestly believes Millie Bobby Brown throws piping hot McCafés at people who wear pride T-shirts at McDonald’s. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How the “homophobic Millie Bobby Brown” meme made the actress quit Twitter.," 14 June 2018 Their chief attribute seems to be that they are served piping hot. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "It’s the rolls. It has always been the rolls," 31 May 2018 This week’s drink of choice is a piping hot black coffee. refinery29.com, "Sweetbitter Episode 3: The Big Decision," 21 May 2018 This titanium mug from Snow Peak keeps my joe piping hot (sometimes a little too hot) without adding much weight to my setup. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "The Gear Our Editor Always Takes Backpacking," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of piping hot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piping hot was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of piping hot

of food or drink : very hot

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