Meaning of red-hot

red-hot

Pronunciation: (adj.red'hot'n.red'hot&sec), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.
  2. a hot dog.
  3. a small cinnamon-flavored candy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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