Definition of scorcher in English:


Syllabification: scorch·er
Pronunciation: /ˈskôrCHər


[usually in singular] informal
  • 1A day or period of very hot weather: next week could be a real scorcher
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    • However, Dave has assured me that a liberal smearing is essential in hot weather, and it's turning into a real scorcher, so I decide I'd better follow his advice.
    • It was the middle of the summer, a real scorcher.
    • Thursday was a real scorcher, up in the high twenties.
  • 2A remarkable or extreme example of something, in particular.
  • 2.1A very powerfully struck ball: Winfield hit a scorcher over the left field fence
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    • Then, with just five minutes of the half remaining, Keith Regan broke forward from the left side of midfield and let fly with a scorcher of a shot from twenty-five yards that gave David Feehan no chance at all in the Fahy goal.
    • McCarthy hit a scorcher just over while Kerins and Trevor Nagle pulled shots just wide.
    • But the Louth boys had the match all square five minutes later through two well-taken points and a scorcher of a goal.
  • 2.2A sensational or very good book, film, or song.
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    • The negotiating builds up to the climax, which is a scorcher.
    • Not so much a summer scorcher, then, but a hot ticket that remains boisterously good fun for the undemanding multiplex-goers.
    • The new version by Opera Ireland at the Gaiety looks like a real scorcher.
  • 2.3A heated or violent argument.

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