verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
Origin of hotter1
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 hottertropical, humid, scorching, blazing, sizzling, boiling, torrid, warm, sweltering, heated, white, sultry, red, sharp, spicy, fierce, intense, stormy, popular, fresh
Examples from the Web for hotter
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 19, 2014
In the summer and in hotter regions, they provide shade for parked cars, preventing them from getting too hot.Paved Paradise
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2014
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’
September 20, 2014
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
July 9, 2014
You should let your mate pick, or at least make sure the woman you choose it out is not hotter than your partner.Threesomes are Actually a Terrible Idea
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of hotter
There were never any hotter cheeks than young Ried's just at that moment.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
It was hot when we drank up the river, but it was hotter that afternoon at Perryville.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
The night, if anything, (at least our way,) Is hotter than the day!
See, I'd get hot and hotter, plase your honour, till I'd bounce!Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
But hotter revolutionists than Corry have turned Tories by forty.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
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