scorcher

noun

scorch·​er ˈskȯr-chər How to pronounce scorcher (audio)
: 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 At The Drive-In In / Casino / Out (Craft Recordings) Originally released on Aug. 18, 1998, At The Drive-In’s second album is an absolute scorcher of a record. Ron Hart, SPIN, 17 Apr. 2024 Temperature range: The sunny stretch will feature highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s with a windy Wednesday functioning as the scorcher at 86 degrees with wind gusts up to 28 mph. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 30 Mar. 2024 Highs: 88-92 Forecast in detail The relief from this heat wave arrives in slow motion with today still a scorcher and temperatures only slipping back to seasonable lower 80s on the weekend. David Streit, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 The past two years have been back-to-back scorchers; summer 2022 currently holds the fifth spot on the list at 88.2 degrees. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 3 Sep. 2023 The scorcher the other way tipped off Rays third baseman Taylor Walls’ glove, allowing Henderson to advance to second. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 The amount of those scorchers Bello can keep on the ground may dictate his future success. Varun Shankar, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2023 Nor was China the only international market where July was a box office scorcher. Patrick Frater, Variety, 3 Aug. 2023 According to the National Weather Service, another scorcher was on tap for much of the Grand Canyon State and its lower deserts Wednesday, as temperatures were forecast to exceed 110 degrees, peaking at around 113 in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scorcher was in 1733

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Cite this Entry

“Scorcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorcher. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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scorcher

noun
scorch·​er ˈskȯr-chər How to pronounce scorcher (audio)
: someone or something that scorches
especially : a very hot day
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