red-hot

adjective \ ˈred-ˈhät \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of red-hot

: 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

First Known Use of red-hot

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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red hot

noun

Definition of red hot

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

Examples of red hot in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of red hot

1835

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RED-HOT Defined for English Language Learners

red-hot

Definition of red-hot for English Language Learners

  • : glowing red because of being very hot

  • : extremely hot

  • : very active or successful


RED-HOT Defined for Kids

red-hot

adjective \ ˈred-ˈhät \

Definition of red-hot for Students

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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