piping hot
adjective Date: 14th century very hot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piping hot — (of food, usu when served) very hot, literally so hot as to make a hissing or sizzling noise • • • Main Entry: ↑pipe * * * piping hot UK US adjective food or drink that is piping hot is very hot Thesaurus: cooked or preparedhyponym * * * (of food …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piping hot — Piping Pip ing (p[imac]p [i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. Lowing herds and piping swains. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piping hot — adjective food or drink that is piping hot is very hot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • piping hot — If food is piping hot, it is very hot indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • piping hot — ► piping hot (of food or water) very hot. [ORIGIN: with reference to the whistling sound made by very hot liquid or food.] Main Entry: ↑piping …   English terms dictionary

  • piping hot — also piping hot ADJ Food or water that is piping hot is very hot. ...large cups of piping hot coffee... Serve piping hot, with herbs sprinkled on top …   English dictionary

  • Piping Hot — Phrase = Definition Very hot, usually referring to food. Origination The derivation of this phrase is the sizzling, whistling sound made by steam escaping from very hot food, which is similar to the sound of high pitched musical pipes. Australian …   Wikipedia

  • piping hot — adjective /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɒt,ˌpaɪpɪŋ ˈhɑːt/ Very hot. Dont touch the pie! Its piping hot, straight out of the oven …   Wiktionary

  • piping hot —    If food is piping hot, it is very hot indeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • piping hot — UK / US adjective food or drink that is piping hot is very hot …   English dictionary

  • ˌpiping ˈhot — adj food or drink that is piping hot is very hot …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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