Definition of hot hatch in English:

hot hatch


  • A high-performance hatchback car.

    ‘this is a seriously powerful hot-hatch’
    • ‘The GTD provides the excitement of a hot hatch plus the frugality of a dieseln.’
    • ‘The demise of the hot hatch has been greatly exaggerated.’
    • ‘He calls it the spiritual successor to the Honda Civic Si hot hatch.’
    • ‘The glory days of the hot hatch are surely gone now.’
    • ‘This ne plus ultra of hot hatches is 30 years old.’
    • ‘Have a look at Renault's new, even faster, stealth-like hot hatch.’
    • ‘The delicious thing about hot hatches is their covert nature.’
    • ‘They've also filtered out passing influences like the neon-lit underside of souped-up, hot hatches belonging to boy racers.’
    • ‘Everyone has his or her own idea of what a classic hot hatch should be like.’
    • ‘Not to mention the fun in blowing away the latest hot hatch with your 1940s rod!’