piping hot


: very hot

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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Piping hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping%20hot. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

piping hot

: very hot
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