piping hot

adjective

Definition of 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
Recent Examples on the Web The camp also has six hot spring pools of varying degrees of heat (cool to piping hot) nested amid the rainforest. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 And this simple red sauce is the backbone of everything from easy poached fish to piping hot pizza. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2022 The food, while well prepared, does not pretend to novelty, geared instead to a something-for-everyone menu like a hearty onion soup gratinée with sourdough crouton and piping hot Gruyère (€9.50) and a cream of cauliflower soup (€8.50). John Mariani, Forbes, 20 June 2022 The vegetable and noodles are piping hot, but the meat and beans are barely warm. Sarra Sedghi, Bon Appétit, 15 July 2022 His dish of choice was the oyster stew—a piping hot combination of heavy cream, butter and fresh oysters—that still graces the menu. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 5 July 2022 Though served piping hot, this soup is nevertheless refreshing and light. Minerva Orduño Rincón, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2022 Take, for example, pho, a noodle soup usually consisting of either beef or chicken broth that is simmered for hours before being served piping hot with a heaping plate of crunchy leafy greens and various aromatic herbs. Christina Liao, Vogue, 8 July 2022 This was classic Lower Alabama fare, done simply and correctly: fresh seafood, not too heavy on the breading, and piping hot. al, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of piping hot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Piping hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping%20hot. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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