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scorcher

[skawr-cher] /ˈskɔr tʃər/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; scorch + -er1
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  • Next week looks to be another scorcher with a little bit of stormy weather thrown in.
British Dictionary definitions for scorcher

scorcher

/ˈskɔːtʃə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that scorches
2.
something severe or caustic
3.
(informal) a very hot day
4.
(Brit, informal) something remarkable
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Word Origin and History for scorcher
n.

"very hot day," 1874, agent noun from scorch (v.). It also means or has meant "stinging attack" (1842), "pretty girl" (1881), "line drive in baseball" (1900).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for scorcher

scorcher

noun
  1. A very harsh remark, review, etc; zinger (1842+)
  2. A very hot day (1874+)
  3. A very hard-hit ball (1900+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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