Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • 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.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

Comments

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  • Related to musical instruments (pipes), not steam pipes. (via Says You)

    July 30, 2011