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het

[het] /hɛt/ Informal.
noun
1.
a heterosexual person.
adjective
2.
heterosexual.
Origin of het
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; by shortening
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  • The note of amazement in her voice was stronger than that of het relief.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Why would your grandfather get all het up if he heard about it?

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • It had been het afore, as I hae said, but that nicht it was better than ever.

  • Chester stood looking down at het, wondering what on earth he was to say.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond
  • Hey, but ye should see the tines on the het of a bonnie ret-teer!

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • "Or in the het jagertje," laughed Paul, who had been talking with Mr. Fluxion.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • And mony a het drap did the puir lassie greet, I can tell ye.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • “You are right, het; you are quite a wise, small girl,” said Betty.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • It had been het afore, as I hae said, but that nicht it was hetter than ever.

British Dictionary definitions for het

het1

/hɛt/
noun
1.
(slang) short for heterosexual

het2

/hɛt/
verb
1.
(archaic or dialect) a past tense and past participle of heat
adjective
2.
a Scot word for hot
See also het up
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Word Origin and History for het
adj.

"heated," archaic, late 14c., from variant past participle of heat (cf. lead/led, etc.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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