red-hot

adjective
\ ˈred-ˈhät How to pronounce red-hot (audio) \

Definition of red-hot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: extremely hot: such as
a : glowing with heat
b : exhibiting or marked by intense emotion, enthusiasm, or violence a red-hot campaign
c : fresh, new red-hot news
d : extremely popular

red hot

noun

Definition of red hot (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one who shows intense emotion or partisanship
3 : a small red candy strongly flavored with cinnamon

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Examples of red-hot in a Sentence

Noun the inflammatory language favored by the red hots is simply polarizing voters and stifling all dialogue

First Known Use of red-hot

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of red-hot was in the 14th century

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“Red-hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-hot. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for red-hot

red-hot

adjective
How to pronounce red hot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of red-hot

: glowing red because of being very hot
: extremely hot
: very active or successful

red-hot

adjective
\ ˈred-ˈhät \

Kids Definition of red-hot

1 : glowing red with heat red-hot coals
2 : very active or successful a red-hot team
3 : extremely popular a red-hot fashion

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