scorcher

[skawr-cher]
noun
1.
a person or thing that scorches.
2.
Informal. a very hot day: Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher.
3.
something caustic or severe: a scorcher of a critique.
4.
Informal. a person who drives extremely fast.
5.
Printing. a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting.

Origin:
1835–45; scorch + -er1

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scorcher (ˈskɔːtʃə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that scorches
2.  something severe or caustic
3.  informal a very hot day
4.  informal (Brit) something remarkable

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Next week looks to be another scorcher with a little bit of stormy weather thrown in.
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