Definitions

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  • adj. Very hot.

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  • adj. boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.

Etymologies

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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:

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

    July 30, 2011