Etymology
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scorcher (n.)

"very hot day," 1874, agent noun from scorch (v.). It also means or has meant "stinging rebuke or attack in words" (1842), "pretty girl" (1881), "line drive in baseball" (1900).

updated on February 05, 2022

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Definitions of scorcher from WordNet

scorcher (n.)
an extremely hot day;
scorcher (n.)
a very hard hit ball;
Synonyms: screamer
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