from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A person of impressive skill and daring, especially one who is highly successful and self-assured.
- n. A nonstop freight train.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Highly skilled.
- adj. Displaying talent.
- n. Someone with exceptional skills in a certain field.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. highly talented, self-confident and successful.
- adj. flamboyantly displaying one's skills.
- n. a successful, self-confident person who is regarded by others as highly skilled; -- sometimes used ironically in reference to aggressive persons whose opinion of their own talents is considered exaggerated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A foolish, inconsiderate fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
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No, it got bumped off period. .check again hotshot, it's not on the next page or the page after that.
A young hotshot is on his way across country to the west coast to start a big-bucks career.
How many times has that been rehashed with cheesy effects (War of the Worlds 2005 version, Day After Tomorrow, etc) But minus the father and son team up I am sold on the sophisticated plot, maybe they can bring in some hotshot from the CIA or the NSA too?
• High school hotshot from the mountains of West Virginia.
August 28th, 2009 Hitmaker THE-DREAM can now add record label hotshot to his resume - he has been appointed vice president of Island Def Jam Music Group.
The first tech transfer office she dealt with was at a "hotshot" university that demanded huge upfront payments.
One young undergraduate who wants to go to medical school says she will be the "hotshot" surgeon and her future husband will be "At home playing with the kiddies."
Summer is but a long gone memory here, and with it goes playing what Americans call "hotshot" I prefer dumb smoke sucking dirt scraper with the tools of trade: chainsaw, axe and rakehoe.
And the Post brings readers a detailed account of a "hotshot" investment banker's sexual proclivities, as alleged in a suit by his estranged wife.
Young artists, actors (especially actors), models, musicians (especially musicians), "hotshot" traders, New School students (especially New School students) ....