[hot-shot] /ˈhɒtˌʃɒt/ Slang.

highly successful and aggressive:
a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
displaying skill flamboyantly:
a hotshot ballplayer.
moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast:
a hotshot express.
noun, Also, (for defs 4, 6).
an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
Railroads. an express freight train.
a firefighter.
(informal) an important person or expert, esp when showy

“important person,” 1933; see hot + shot (n.). It earlier meant “fast train” (1925), and “reckless person” (c.1600).


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