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- adj. Very hot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.
Middle English First attested circa second half of 14th century, from the similarity between the sizzling sound of food cooking in a frying pan and that of musical pipes, from Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: (Wiktionary)
Chow, who always seemed to have the right kind of food on hand, brought piping hot hamburgers and milk to the boys 'room before they were even undressed.