- vb, nAmerican(to administer) a lethal injection of a narcotic, usually heroin. This term, from the vocabulary of addicts and the underworld, refers particularly to a deliberate lethal dose, either self-administered or as a gangland method of punishment and murder. Sometimes the hotshot is a high-strength overdose, sometimes a normal dose of the drug mixed with a toxic substance.The guys put him away with a Drano hot-shot.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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Hotshot — Hot shot , 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. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hotshot — hot shot , a. 1. highly talented, self confident and successful. [PJC] 2. flamboyantly displaying one s skills. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hotshot — important person, 1933; see HOT (Cf. hot) + SHOT (Cf. shot). It earlier meant fast train (1925), and reckless person (c.1600) … Etymology dictionary
hotshot — ► NOUN informal ▪ an important or exceptionally able person … English terms dictionary
hotshot — [hät′shät΄] n. Slang ☆ 1. a person regarded by others or personally as an expert in some activity or as very important, aggressive, or skillful: often used ironically and attributively ☆ 2. a fast freight train: Also written hot shot or hot shot … English World dictionary
Hotshot — A hotshot can refer to:* Said of a person, it may indicate a skilled performer in a sport (such as golf, basketball or baseball) that involves shooting or aiming, or more generally a skilled workman. As a slang term, it designates a skillful,… … Wikipedia
hotshot — /hot shot /, Slang. adj. 1. highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec. 2. displaying skill flamboyantly: a hotshot ballplayer. 3. moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast: a hotshot express. n. 4. an… … Universalium
hotshot — 1. adjective a) Highly skilled. He was a hotshot lawyer, with an astounding win loss record. b) Displaying talent. Keep up those hotshot baskets, the scouts are sure to take notice. 2. noun Someone with exceptional skills in a c … Wiktionary
hotshot — I adj Expert. Malcolm, they say, is a hotshot reporter for a big newspaper up north. 1940s II n A person who thinks he is very important. Look at Bud with his collar up; he thinks he is such a hotshot. 1930s … Historical dictionary of American slang
hotshot — [[t]hɒ̱tʃɒt[/t]] hotshots N COUNT: oft N n If you refer to someone as a hotshot, you mean they are very good at a particular job and are going to be very successful. ...a bunch of corporate hotshots... She s a hotshot broker on Wall Street … English dictionary
hotshot — noun (C) informal someone who is very successful and confident hotshot adjective: a hotshot lawyer … Longman dictionary of contemporary English