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.
Origin of hot
Synonyms for hot
Antonyms for hot
Related Words for hotnessfever, torridity, fervor, sultriness, warmth, incandescence, warmness, calefaction, swelter
Examples from the Web for hotness
Contemporary Examples of hotness
On the show, she was the epitome of Marilyn Monroe hotness, but subbed loud belches for breathy coos—and then laughed about it.Jenny McCarthy Twerks Out a Stellar ‘The View’ Debut
September 9, 2013
Pair her hotness with her salty mouth, and she will make a great comic or host in the vein of Sarah Silverman or Jenny McCarthy.Rebecca Martinson, the Viral Sorority Girl Letter Writer: How to Go From Unknown to Infamous in 60 Seconds
April 26, 2013
Her hotness is diminished,” the magazine says, “when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood.Hustler Magazine Sparks Rage With a Rude Image of Pundit S.E. Cupp
May 24, 2012
Their code word for hotness was “poise,” and a handful of women demonstrated a lot of it.7 Best Moments from Miss USA
The Daily Beast Video
May 17, 2010
Historical Examples of hotness
Hurrying toward the biscuits and their hotness, Anne ran ahead with Peggy.Mistress Anne
Solemnly, with the buzz of wine in his brain and its hotness in his blood, he returned the nod.Empire
Clifford Donald Simak
One is the "degree of electrification," the other, "the degree of hotness."Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
An intense degree of that is the hotness that is threatened.The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters
Henry David Thoreau
He was horrid; but all the same the memory brought a hotness to her cheeks.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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