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hotshot

[hot-shot] /ˈhɒtˌʃɒt/
adjective
1.
highly successful and aggressive:
a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
2.
displaying skill flamboyantly:
a hotshot ballplayer.
3.
moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast:
a hotshot express.
noun, Also, hot shot (for defs 4, 6).
4.
an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
5.
Railroads. an express freight train.
6.
a firefighter.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; hot + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for hotshot

hotshot

/ˈhɒtˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
(informal) an important person or expert, esp when showy
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Word Origin and History for hotshot
n.

"important person," 1933; see hot + shot (n.). It earlier meant "fast train" (1925), and "reckless person" (c.1600).

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