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hot-rod

[hot-rod] /ˈhɒtˈrɒd/
verb (used without object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
1.
to drive a hot rod.
2.
to drive very fast.
verb (used with object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
3.
to drive (a vehicle) very fast.
4.
to adapt (a vehicle or its engine) for increased speed.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Word Origin and History for hotrodding

hot-rod

n.

also hot rod, 1945, American English, from hot + rod, apparently in a sense of "hunk of metal" (the cars also were called hot iron).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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