Examples of thot
Examples of thot
Where does thot come from?
A thot is a woman that pretends to be classy and sexy but is actually cheap and easy (i.e., “slutty”). As it spread online, the term came to insult any woman who’s seen as “bitchy” and “attention-seeking.”
Although its exact origin remains unknown, thot appears to emerge out of the Chicago rap scene in late 2011. Videographer Duan Gaines claims he heard someone use thot while he was shooting the music video for rapper Chief Keef’s song, “Aimed at You.” The word caught on with the crew and was included in the song lyrics: “But them bullets hit you hot, show no love for a thot.” Gaines also liked the word and began using it in tweets in 2012.
@KaylynROCK_ lmao now u know I need a thot or two
— DGainz (@DGainz) January 13, 2012
Following this, Chicago rappers Katie Got Bandz, Fredo Santana, and Chance the Rapper also released songs in 2012 that included thot in the lyrics. They, along with Chief Keef, would continue to use and popularize the word in songs in the following years.
In 2014, thot was used by other rappers, like Juicy J and Fetty Wap, and by 2015 thot was common in hip-hop.
I need a Woman
Not a Lil Girl
I need a Wifey not a thot ♥
— Dre Day 💰💰 (@MoneyMakingDre_) August 7, 2012
When a thot ask if you love her. pic.twitter.com/GHAzGQSRnT
— misunderstood. (@bob_macintosh) March 1, 2014
Who uses thot?
Along with its modifying form thotty, thot is used in casual speech, social media, and memes to mock women perceived as cheap and easy.
People really justify there behavior through zodiac signs😂 “sorry I cheated I’m a Scorpio it happens” no bitch you’re just a thot.
— GrownSimba🦁 (@basedxjosh) July 20, 2018
when you find out she a thot but you still love her pic.twitter.com/epTNzE5l4F
— BIG FLEX ✍🏾 (@FlexTooBig) July 20, 2018
As the term has spread from hip-hop to the mainstream, thot began targeting men as promiscuous as well … though it largely remains a misogynistic term.
i said it before and i'll say it again, Seokjin’s a thot pic.twitter.com/EzVVKpCEje
— obed (@jinsgay) July 28, 2018
Unable to draw Loki as anything but a sassy thot pic.twitter.com/41vfa7fMT4
— Cyp @ Otakon GG10 (@cypritree) July 20, 2018
In the mid-2010s, a spinoff meme, Begone Thot, arose in response to what young male internet users saw as an excess of thots on Instagram and Twitch streams.
Thot has inspired plenty of wordplay, punning on thought or hot (e.g., thot police or thot sauce).