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Idioms for hot

Origin of hot

before 1000; 1920–25 for def 23; Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt; cognate with Dutch heet, Old Norse heitr, Swedish het, Danish hed, German heiss

OTHER WORDS FROM hot

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British Dictionary definitions for hot and heavy

hot
/ (hɒt) /

adjective hotter or hottest

adverb

in a hot manner; hotly
See also hots, hot up

Derived forms of hot

hotly, adverbhotness, noun

Word Origin for hot

Old English hāt; related to Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr, Gothic heito fever
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Idioms and Phrases with hot and heavy (1 of 2)

hot and heavy

1

Very enthusiastic and excited, as in That was a hot and heavy debate. This slangy expression employs hot in the sense of “characterized by intense feeling,” a usage dating from the tenth century a.d., and heavy in the sense of “serious.”

2

Passionate, lustful, as in They were awfully young to be so hot and heavy about their romance. This slangy term employs hot in the sense of “sexually aroused,” a usage dating from about 1500.

Idioms and Phrases with hot and heavy (2 of 2)

hot

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