[ hot -pants for 1; hot -pants for 2 ]
/ ˈhɒt ˌpænts for 1; ˈhɒt ˈpænts for 2 /
(used with a plural verb) very brief and usually tight-fitting shorts for women and girls, first popularized in the early 1970s.
(used with a singular verb)Slang.
- strong sexual desire: He has hot pants for her.
- a person, especially a woman, with strong sexual desire.
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Origin of hot pants
First recorded in 1925–30 for def. 2; and in 1965–70 for def. 1
Words nearby hot pants
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British Dictionary definitions for hot pants
very brief skin-tight shorts, worn by young women
slang a feeling of sexual arousalhe has hot pants for her
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