Meaning of “piping hot” in the English Dictionary

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"piping hot" in British English

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piping hotadjective, adverb

uk /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɒt/ us /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɑːt/ usually approving

Piping hot food or drinks are very hot.

(Definition of “piping hot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"piping hot" in American English

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piping hotadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈpɑɪ·pɪŋ ˈhɑt/

(of food or drinks) very hot:

I like my soup piping hot.

(Definition of “piping hot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)