1. heterosexual.

Origin of het

First recorded in 1970–75; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for het

Contemporary Examples of het

  • Elsewhere in the post, Silver explains, as he has many times, why no one should get too het up over one single poll.

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    Silver on Gallup's Galloping Numbers

    Michael Tomasky

    October 19, 2012

Historical Examples of het

  • The note of amazement in her voice was stronger than that of het relief.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for het


  1. slang short for heterosexual


  1. archaic, or dialect a past tense and past participle of heat
  1. a Scot word for hot
See also het up
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Word Origin and History for het

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

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