red hot

red-hot

[adj. red-hot; n. red-hot]
adjective
1.
red with heat; very hot.
2.
creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas.
3.
violent; furious: red-hot anger.
4.
characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.
5.
very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market.
noun
6.
a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.
7.
Informal. a hot dog.
8.
a small cinnamon-flavored candy.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English

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red-hot
 
adj
1.  (esp of metal) heated to the temperature at which it glows red: iron is red-hot at about 500°C
2.  extremely hot: the stove is red-hot, so don't touch it
3.  keen, excited, or eager; enthusiastic
4.  furious; violent: red-hot anger
5.  very recent or topical: red-hot information
6.  slang (Austral) extreme, unreasonable, or unfair: the charges are red-hot

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red-hot
late 14c., "heated till it glows red" (of metal, etc.); of persons, "lively, passionate," it is recorded from c.1600. Red-hot mama is 1926, jazz slang, "earthy female singer," also "girlfriend, lover."
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