scorcher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scorch +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scorcher (plural scorchers)

  1. (literally) One who, or that which, scorches.
    Synonym: sizzler
  2. (colloquial) A very hot day.
    Synonym: sizzler
    Tomorrow will be a scorcher, so carry water and use sunscreen if you're going out.
  3. (soccer) A very good goal, notably made with a very hard shot.
    What a scorcher! See the net reverberate!
  4. (colloquial) A caustic rebuke or criticism.
  5. (colloquial, dated) One who rides a bicycle furiously on a public highway.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967