scorcher

noun
scorch·​er | \ ˈskȯr-chər How to pronounce scorcher (audio) \

Definition of scorcher

: one that scorches especially : a very hot day

Examples of scorcher in a Sentence

Tomorrow is going to be a real scorcher.
Recent Examples on the Web Wicks finds the poetry in wading through waist-high waters on a frigid February morning or in turning the cages on a July afternoon scorcher. New York Times, 22 Aug. 2021 After another scorcher on Tuesday, Northeast Ohio could see a bit of relief on Wednesday. Mike Rose, cleveland, 27 July 2021 June scorcher would have occurred without climate change, according to a recent analysis by the World Weather Attribution collaboration. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 22 July 2021 The rush to the beach just in time for July 4th, however, has felt less like a breeze and more like a scorcher for employers trying to keep up with demand. Washington Post, 3 July 2021 Fresh on the heels of last week’s western heat wave is another scorcher that could challenge records across the northwestern United States. Dennis Mersereau, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Potentially record-breaking temperatures are on their way to wide swaths of Southern California — a scorcher scientists say is clearly tied to climate change and could be lethal for those unprepared. Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 Potentially record-breaking temperatures are on their way to wide swaths of Southern California — a scorcher scientists say is clearly tied to climate change and could be lethal for those unprepared. al, 9 July 2021 Monday was the textbook example of a summer scorcher, pumping heat into the entirety of the Pacific Northwest and prompting an electrical utility in Spokane, Washington, to warn that people will face more rolling blackouts amid heavy power demand. NBC News, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of scorcher

1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scorcher was in 1733

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1 Sep 2021

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“Scorcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorcher. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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scorcher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scorcher

: a very hot day

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