piping hot Tweet Definition of piping hot Like Definition of piping hot on Facebook
  1. (idiom) Very hot
    "Don't touch the pie! It's , straight out of the oven."
    Etymology: First attested circa second half of w:14th century, 14th century, from the similarity between the sizzling sound of food cooking in a frying pan and that of musical pipes, from w:Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Tales by w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer:::"He singeth brokking¹ as a nightingale.::He sent her piment, mead, and spiced ale,::And wafers² piping hot out of the glede³:::And, for she was of town, he proffer'd meed."::¹ quavering::² cakes::³ coals

    Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for piping hot for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.


      Words Starting With:
      Words Ending With:
      Words Containing:
      Words That Match:

     Translate Into:
    Dutch   French   German
    Italian   Spanish
        Show results per page.

    Browse the Dictionary
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Dictionary content provided from under the GNU Free Documentation License
    Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.