verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
Origin of hotter1
Definition for hotter (2 of 3)
Definition for hotter (3 of 3)
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
Examples from the Web for hotter
The confusing thing, however, is Lopez has never been hotter.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the summer and in hotter regions, they provide shade for parked cars, preventing them from getting too hot.
And yet the subtle and overt use, the constant and consistence presence of sex, is hotter to me than some XXX-rated flicks.What Porn Stars Find Sexy on TV: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Deadliest Catch’|Aurora Snow|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
San Francisco police officer Chris Kohrs is hotter than the devil's backside on an August day in Georgia.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker|Itay Hod|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You should let your mate pick, or at least make sure the woman you choose it out is not hotter than your partner.
Who would not stay in an earthy paradise ten minutes longer, even though it did make purgatory the hotter afterward?The Hoosier Schoolmaster|Edward Eggleston
Longer and colder winters with shorter and hotter summers would seem more adapted to the growth of glaciers.Human Origins|Samuel Laing
"What strange things you ask me," said Esperanza, getting hotter and hotter.Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
Hotter grew the sun and heavier the air in that long trough below the level of the sea.The Valley of Vision|Henry Van Dyke
Every second the fight waged fiercer, hotter, and more men dropped as they backed slowly away.Under Fire|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for hotter
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
Word Origin and History for hotter
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.
Idioms and Phrases with hotter
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