Definition of hotshot in English:

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hotshot

Pronunciation: /ˈhätˌSHät/

noun

informal
An important or exceptionally able person: these three hotshots decide what’s what at the firm
More example sentences
  • Scott is considered a hotshot among young coaches for his work ethic, ability to reach the young players and winning background.
  • The coaches signed a junior-college hotshot, but he bolted in the spring.
  • Michael Twiss headed just wide when he should really have scored but the hotshot made up for it five minutes from time.
Synonyms
expert, master, genius, virtuoso, maestro, adept, past master, champion, star
informal demon, ace, wizard, pro, whiz
maven, crackerjack

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Syllabification: hot·shot

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