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Meaning of hot air by Wiktionary Dictionary

hot air


    Noun

    hot air ( uncountable )

    1. Air that has been heated, especially so as to function as the lifting agent of a hot-air balloon .
      The balloon was equipped with a burner to create hot air for lift .
    2. Empty, confused or exaggerated talk having no meaning or substance .
      After the parade, Phil said he was going to enlist in the army, but I could tell it was just hot air, so I didn't worry .

    Derived terms


    hot-air

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/07/08 12:28 UTC Version )

    Noun

    hot air ( uncountable )

    1. Air that has been heated, especially so as to function as the lifting agent of a hot-air balloon .
      The balloon was equipped with a burner to create hot air for lift .
    2. Empty, confused or exaggerated talk having no meaning or substance .
      After the parade, Phil said he was going to enlist in the army, but I could tell it was just hot air, so I didn't worry .

    Derived terms



Explanation of hot air by Wordnet Dictionary

hot air


    Noun
    1. loud and confused and empty talk

    2. air that has been heated and tends to rise