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.

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There was only one day that recalled the typical scorchers of ’93. Mark Dawidziak,, "‘Shawshank Redemption’ anniversary: Returning to a story that keeps hope alive — Mark Dawidziak," 11 Aug. 2019 Related More on Seafair Seafair Sunday will be a scorcher, weather service says Seafair, Seattle’s summer staple, celebrates its 70th year. Ellen Banner, The Seattle Times, "Blue Angels roar and roll over Seattle area ahead of Seafair performances," 2 Aug. 2019 Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "Massive heat wave blamed for at least 6 deaths," 21 July 2019 Brisbane broiled, a 105-degree scorcher as the pair lobbed and lunged for a staggering 90 games covering 4 1/2 hours. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Epic Federer, Djokovic Wimbledon final sparks memories of Laver in 1969," 23 July 2019 This summer has been a scorcher for much of the world, with Europe suffering through an intense heat wave in late June that saw the highest temperature ever recorded in France. Denise Chow, NBC News, "July is on track to become Earth's hottest month on record, climate scientists say," 23 July 2019 Jon Lester threw 100 pitches in five innings that day and is scheduled to start Friday’s scorcher. Tim Bannon,, "With extreme heat forecast for Wrigley Field this weekend, here’s how the Cubs will keep fans cool," 19 July 2019 Wednesday’s expected heat follows a scorcher on Tuesday. Leigh Morgan,, "Heat advisories continue for parts of Alabama today," 10 July 2019 June 2019 was a record-breaking scorcher for the entire planet — especially Europe. Rachel Desantis,, "June Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded: 'We Are Likely to See More of These Events'," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of scorcher

1733, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scorcher

informal : a very hot day

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