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
Recent Examples on the Web The removable hot dog cage easily holds hot dogs in place while toasting and they're easily removed once piping hot using the mini tongs that come along with your new appliance. Daria Smith, Southern Living, "An Amazon Reviewer Calls This Hot Dog Toaster "Literally the Greatest Appliance"," 17 Mar. 2021 To sear correctly, start with a piping hot pan or grill and cook larger pieces in smaller batches with plenty of space. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "The 5 Most Common Wild Game Cooking Misktakes (And How to Fix Them)," 24 Feb. 2021 In the aftermath of the impact, the moon looked a lot like Mustafar—a molten marble with a piping hot magma ocean more than 600 miles deep. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "The Moon, Which Seems Pretty Old, Is Actually Much Younger Than We Thought," 15 July 2020 This is the experience that precedes ordering great street food, the piping hot kind that’s being made now, a fast fire under the pan, only visible through a porthole. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Big little windows: How Dallas family-run restaurants are leaning on their walk-up service," 5 Feb. 2021 Sawadee Thai Restaurant offers a range of fragrant soups, piping hot with various ingredients and flavors. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "8 places in Utah to get soups to go this winter," 25 Dec. 2020 Moments later, Hartzell handed him two dinners, piping hot. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit restaurant workers volunteer to serve Thanksgiving cuisine free to needy people," 28 Nov. 2020 Save time waiting for a pot of water to boil by using the hot water spout; this machine will keep water piping hot at 180 degrees. Popular Science, "Four water coolers for the office or home," 16 Dec. 2020 In the last 10 months, the once bustling counter, where people conversed over piping hot plates of fried catfish, grits and eggs, has become a storage area for takeout containers. Los Angeles Times, "What does it mean to be a neighborhood restaurant in a pandemic? How four are surviving," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of piping hot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Piping hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping%20hot. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of piping hot

of food or drink : very hot

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