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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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 The chicken, which again was extremely tender and juicy, and its accompanying creamy rutabaga, also was not piping hot. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Crop Bistro's grandeur is worth the trip to Ohio City restaurant," 20 Mar. 2018 Today, piping hot 104-degree water rich in sulfate, calcium, bicarbonate, and magnesium flows into Miette’s pair of voluminous pools, which are walled by mountain slopes frequented by bighorn sheep. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Top Wow Spots of Banff & Jasper National Parks," 22 Jan. 2018 Remove the sausages from water and let cool, or prepare to handle piping hot sausages. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "11 ridiculously easy and delicious last-minute Super Bowl recipes," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of piping hot

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of piping hot

of food or drink : very hot

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