Pronunciation: ( —adj.red'hot'; —n.red'hot"),[key] —adj. 1. red with heat; very hot.
2. creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas. 3. violent; furious: red-hot anger. 4. characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.
5. very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market.
—n. 1. a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.
2. Informal.a hot dog.
3. a small cinnamon-flavored candy.