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

Example Sentences

Tomorrow is going to be a real scorcher.
Recent Examples on the Web Early in the game, the scorcher is a game-tying double. Dan Gelston, ajc, 4 Nov. 2022 Hampus Lindholm sent a scorcher past Tristan Jarry’s ear in overtime, capping a 6-5 win after a three-goal comeback in one of the more thrilling NHL games this season. Globe Staff,, 2 Nov. 2022 Amazingly, Wednesday's scorcher in California's capital represents a small dose of relief — from Tuesday's all-time high of 116 degrees. Kathryn Prociv, NBC News, 7 Sep. 2022 Working off an assist from João Moutinho, Torres sparked the rally by hitting a scorcher of a ball that left Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei flat-footed before the ball struck the back of the net. Orlando Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 But on Thursday evening, the agency warned that next week will be a scorcher. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 28 July 2022 The forecast for this summer is sure to be a scorcher with the assistance of this generation’s most impactful seven Black women artists. Essence, 24 July 2022 But the real scorcher will be Tuesday, when there’s a 75% chance temperatures will be above 95 degrees and a 50% chance temperatures could climb to the triple digits. oregonlive, 24 July 2022 The melodic scorcher racked up 15 million views on YouTube and created a buzz for the Florida upstart. Tallie Spencer, Billboard, 13 July 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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