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hot stuff

noun, Slang.
a person or thing of exceptional interest or merit.
something unconventional, sensational, or daring:
This movie is hot stuff.
a person who is erotically stimulating or is easily aroused sexually.
Origin of hot stuff
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I do not know what would have become of us at this crisis if it had not been for that omnipresent bottle of hot stuff.

    The Cruise of the Dolphin Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • And she hadn't forgotten some hot stuff nor a blanket neither.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Some one cried, "hot stuff, boys—let 'em 'ave it where it 'urts most!"

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • “Guess mother must have written some hot stuff,” said Emerald.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • A long time before he awoke he knew that he was not in the snow, and that hot stuff was running down his throat.

    The Grizzly King James Oliver Curwood
  • And wont I have the hot stuff to make old Lukes eyes pop out!

  • On September 20, the first batch of hot stuff was placed on the road at the Svensen end.

    Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
  • I'll pay 'em their interest as soon as I get to going and they'll think I'm hot stuff.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • Wes hot stuff, an dar aint nuffin gwan teh stop us dis side ob San Franciscono, sar!

    Frank Merriwell's Alarm Burt L. Standish
  • Well, I'm not going to have fellows say my sister's hot stuff.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for hot stuff

hot stuff

noun (informal)
a person, object, etc, considered important, attractive, sexually exciting, etc
a pornographic or erotic book, play, film, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for hot stuff

hot stuff

noun phrase

  1. A person of exceptional merit, talents, attractions, etc; hot shot •Almost always used ironically: I guess they think they are hot stuff/ Don't you think I'm hot stuff (1889+)
  2. aterial, entertainment, etc, that is very exciting, esp salacious: Those magazines are real hot stuff (1904+)
  3. Stolen goods; contraband (1924+ Underworld)
  4. News or information that is very important, fresh, sensational, forbidden, etc: I peeked in your briefcase, and that's hot stuff! (1931+)
  5. Food, drinks, etc, that are very hot: Hot stuff coming through (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with hot stuff

hot stuff

see: hot number
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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