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 This cauliflower soup takes inspiration from Welsh rarebit, a classic pub dish of piping hot cheese sauce spiked with beer spooned over thick toast. Cathy Barrow, Washington Post, "Inspired by Welsh rarebit, a cheesy cauliflower soup dishes up comfort for a crowd," 21 Feb. 2020 Check out this handy little cooker that made the pizzas piping hot. cleveland, "We ate 130 frozen pizzas and ranked them, worst to best; Nos. 1-2 made by same company," 10 Mar. 2020 Get a stainless steel pan piping hot but not so hot as to burn your oil. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "7 Rules for the Greatest Venison Backstrap of Your Life," 29 Jan. 2020 Instead, people order everything from toilet paper to piping hot noodles online and rely on drivers like Gao, who works for delivery giant Meituan, to bring goods to their homes. Charlie Campbell, Time, "These Delivery Drivers Are Risking Their Health to Keep China Running During the Coronavirus Epidemic," 16 Mar. 2020 Their stainless steel bottles are vacuum insulated, designed to keep beverages ice cold for 24 hours or piping hot for 12. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Wednesday," 26 Feb. 2020 Designed with a walnut handle that’s easy to grasp—especially when the cup is piping hot—the HMM makes morning coffee and afternoon tea that much more enjoyable. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "8 Cozy Home Upgrades to Get You Through Winter," 26 Jan. 2020 The bowls arrive piping hot to the table, so crammed with ingredients that a server does the initial portioning. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Label-defying, continent-hopping Flora Fauna still feeling its way," 5 Sep. 2019 In order for the hack to work, the water in your cup should be cold and the egg should still be piping hot from being boiled. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "This Mind-Scrambling Shake and Squeeze Hard Boiled Egg Hack Has People Cracking Up," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of piping hot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Piping hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping%20hot. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of piping hot

of food or drink : very hot

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