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First attested circa second half of 14th century, from the similarity between the sizzling sound of food cooking in a frying pan and that of musical pipes, from Canterbury Tales  by Geoffrey Chaucer:
- (RP) IPA: /ˌpaɪ.pɪŋ ˈhɒt/, SAMPA: /%paI.pIN "hQt/
- (US) enPR: pīʹpĭng hŏt, IPA: /ˌpaɪpɪŋ ˈhɑːt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒt
Adjectivepiping hot (not comparable)
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