adjective, hot·ter, hot·test.
- sexually aroused; lustful.
- sexy; attractive.
- (of music) emotionally intense, propulsive, and marked by aggressive attack and warm, full tone.
- (of a musician) skilled in playing hot jazz.
verb (used with or without object), hot·ted, hot·ting.
- hot air,
- hot and bothered,
- hot and heavy,
- hot as blazes,
- hot bed
Origin of hot
Examples from the Web for hot
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women want a hot, young thing to parade around on their arm, too.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Once hot, add the shallots, apples, cranberries, and remaining cranberry juice to the pan.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within a few summer weeks, “Hot N—” had become an inescapable pop-culture phenomenon and Bobby landed a major record deal.
Despite all the gun talk in “Hot N—,” everyone wanted a piece of him and his magic.
“It is late to-night,” said Harry, now quite calm, though with a hot flush upon his cheek.The Chaplain of the Fleet|Walter Besant and James Rice
Slip it carefully on a hot dish and serve the instant it comes from the fire.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
Though late in the afternoon, the sun was hot, the air sultry.The Wonder of War on Land|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He had ordered a hot meal to be served, and when he came down he found the table spread for him.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
After a light dinner I lay down on my bed, but it was too close and hot to sleep.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
adjective hotter or hottest
- very severethe police are hot on drunk drivers
- particularly skilled at or knowledgeable abouthe's hot on vintage cars
Word Origin for hot
Old English hat "hot, flaming, opposite of cold," also "fervent, fierce, intense, excited," from Proto-Germanic *haita- (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian het, Old Norse heitr, Middle Dutch and Dutch heet, German heiß "hot," Gothic heito "heat of a fever"), from PIE root *kai- "heat" (cf. Lithuanian kaistu "to grow hot").
The association of hot with sexuality dates back to c.1500. Taste sense of "pungent, acrid, biting" is from 1540s. Sense of "exciting, remarkable, very good" is 1895; that of "stolen" is first recorded 1925 (originally with overtones of "easily identified and difficult to dispose of"); that of "radioactive" is from 1942.
Hot flashes in the menopausal sense attested from 1887. Hot air "unsubstantiated statements, boastful talk" is from 1900. Hot stuff for anything good or excellent is by 1889. Hot potato in figurative sense is from 1846. The hot and cold in hide-and-seek or guessing games are from hunting (1640s), with notion of tracking a scent.
In addition to the idioms beginning with hot
- hot air
- hot and bothered
- hot and heavy
- hot as blazes
- hot dog
- hot line
- hot number
- hot off the press
- hot on
- hot potato
- hot rod
- hot seat, in the
- hot stuff
- hot to trot
- hot under the collar
- hot water
- blow hot and cold
- like a cat on hot bricks
- like hot cakes
- make it hot for
- piping hot
- strike while the iron's hot