- (physically attractive): hawt (slang, especially Internet), hott (slang, especially Internet)
From Middle English hot, hat, from Old English hāt, from Proto-Germanic *haitaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kAy- (“hot; to heat”). Compare West Frisian hjit, Dutch heet, Low German het, German heiß, Danish hed.
hot (comparative hotter, superlative hottest)
- Of an object, having a high temperature.
- He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
- Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.
- It is too hot to be outside.
- It is hotter in summer than in winter.
- Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
- I was so hot from being in the sun too long.
- Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
- Of food, spicy.
- Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
- (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19th c.]
- He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
- Stolen. [from the 20th c.]
- hot merchandise
- (incomparable) Electrically charged
- a hot wire
- (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20th c.]
- (slang) Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.
- That girl is hot!
- (slang) Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
- (Can we date this quote?) Rick R. Reed, Moving Toward The Light, ISBN 1609824288, page 50:
- There was only one problem. Paul was HIV positive. And just a few weeks after his hot encounter with Max, a letter arrived for him, containing some legalese about HIV infection being a criminal act, with a few chilling words
- Popular; in demand.
- His new pickup is hot!
- Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
- Am I warm yet? — You're hot!
- Performing strongly; having repeated successes
- 1938 Harold M. Sherman, "Shooting Stars," Boys' Life (March 1938), Published by Boy Scouts of America, p5
- "Keep going! You're hot tonight!" urged Wally.
- 2002 Peter Krause & Andy King, Play-By-Play Golf, First Avenue Editions, p55
- The ball lands on the fairway, just a couple of yards in front of the green. "Nice shot Sarah! You're hot today!" Jenny says.
- Fresh; just released
- 1960 Super Markets of the Sixties: Findings, recommendations.- v. 2. The plans and sketches, Super Market Institute, p30
- A kid can stand in the street and sell newspapers, if the headlines are hot.
- 2000 David Cressy, Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: tales of discord and dissension, Oxford University Press, p34
- Some of these publications show signs of hasty production, indicating that they were written while the news was hot.
- Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
- 1997, David Wojnarowicz; Amy Scholder, The Waterfront Journals:
- I've been living here a few weeks and it's starting to get a little hot for me . . . I've written myself out of several states in the last six years
- 1999, Sam Llewellyn, The shadow in the sands, page 68:
- The police are looking for an anarchist who answers my description, seen leaving the house the day before the fire; there was an explosion ... So what with one thing and another, His Grace thinks the country a little hot for me now
- 2004, Meredith Blevins, The Hummingbird Wizard:
- "Things are a little hot for us in San Francisco. We'll burn the vardo at Drake's Bay and then head to your place." "Things are hot, so you're heading to my place?" "Hot's not a big deal. Just a matter of jurisdiction and time.
- 2008, Charlaine Harris; Toni L. P. Kelner, Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, page 287:
- I'd also thought things might have gotten a little hot for him in Atlantic City, so he'd moved West to its bigger, badder cousin, where he wasn't as well known
- (having a high temperature): heated; see also Wikisaurus:hot
- (of the weather): baking, boiling, boiling hot, sultry, sweltering
- (feeling the sensation of heat): baking, boiling, boiling hot
- (feverish): feverish, having a temperature
- (spicy): piquant, spicy, tangy
- (slang: stolen): stolen
- (electrically charged): live
- (radioactive): radioactive
- (slang: physically or sexually attractive): attractive, beautiful, cute, fit, foxy, gorgeous, handsome, hunky, lush, pretty, sexy, studly, tasty, yummy
- (having a high temperature): chilled, chilly, cold, cold as ice, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, glacial, ice-cold, icy
- (of the weather): cold, freezing, freezing cold, icy
- (feeling the sensation of heat): freezing, freezing cold
- (spicy): bland, mild
- (electrically charged): neutral, dead
- (slang): lifeless
Terms derived from the adjective hot
having a high temperature
- Ainu: セセㇰ (sesek), セイセㇰ (seysek)
- Albanian: nxehtë (sq)
- Arabic: حار (ar) (ḥārr) m, ساخن (ar) (sāxin)
- Asturian: caliente (ast)
- Belarusian: гарачы (be) (haráčy)
- Bulgarian: горещ (bg) (gorešt)
- Burmese: ပူ (my) (pu)
- Catalan: calent (ca)
- Chamicuro: chpelo
- Mandarin: 熱 (cmn), 热 (cmn) (rè)
- Czech: horký (cs) m
- Danish: varm (da)
- Dutch: heet (nl), warm (nl)
- Esperanto: varmega (eo)
- Finnish: kuuma (fi)
- French: (très) chaud (fr)
- Galician: quente (gl)
- Georgian: please add this translation if you can
- German: heiß (de)
- Greek: ζεστός (el) (zestós) m, θερμός (el) (thermós)
- Guaraní: aku (gn) (h-)
- Hebrew: חם (he) (kham)
- Hindi: गरम (hi), गर्म (hi) (garam, garm)
- Hungarian: forró (hu)
- Ido: varmega (io)
- Indonesian: panas (id)
- Interlingua: (multo) calide (ia)
- Irish: te (ga)
- Old Irish: té
- Italian: (molto) caldo (it)
- Japanese: (water, food) 熱い (ja) (あつい, atsui)
- Javanese: panas (jv)
- Korean: (water, food) 뜨겁다 (ko) (tteugepda), (weather) 덥다 (ko) (deopda)
- Kott: afam, fal, phal, paltu, palá, pfóltu
- Kurdish: germ (ku), kel (ku)
- Sorani: گهرم (ku)
- Latgalian: korsts
- Latin: calidus (la), caleo (la) (to be hot)
- Latvian: karsts (lv)
- Lojban: glare (jbo)
- Macedonian: врел (mk) (vrel) m, жежок (mk) (žéžок) m, топол (mk) (tópol) m (manageably hot)
- Malay: panas (ms)
- Marathi: गरम (mr) (garam)
- Mongolian: please add this translation if you can
- Norwegian: varm (no), het (no)
- Old English: hāt (ang), wearm (ang)
- Old Saxon: hēt, warm
- Pashto: تود (ps) (tod), ګرم (ps) (garëm)
- Pennsylvania German: heess
- Persian: داغ (fa) (dâğ)
- Polish: gorący (pl)
- Portuguese: (muito) quente (pt)
- Romanian: cald (ro)
- Russian: (water, food) горячий (ru) (gorjáčij), (weather) жаркий (ru) (žárkij)
- Scottish Gaelic: teth (gd)
- Cyrillic: врућ (sh) m
- Roman: vruć (sh) m
- Sinhalese: please add this translation if you can
- Slovak: horúci (sk)
- Slovene: vroč (sl) m
- Spanish: caliente (es), muy caliente (es)
- Swedish: het (sv), varm (sv)
- Tagalog: mainit (tl), nakapapaso (tl)
- Telugu: వేడైన (te) (vaeDaina)
- Thai: ร้อน (th) (ron)
- Tibetan: ཚ་པོ (bo) (tsha po)
- Tupinambá: akub (s-)
- Turkish: sıcak (tr)
- Tuvan: изиг (izig), хайныышкынныг (khajnyyškynnyg)
- Ukrainian: (water, food) гарячий (uk) (harjáčyj), (weather) жаркий (uk) (žárkyj)
- Urdu: گرم (ur) (garam, garm)
- Vietnamese: nóng (vi)
- Volapük: hitik (vo)
- Welsh: poeth (cy)
- Zazaki: germ
feeling the sensation of heat
slang: physically very attractive
very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed
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- Breton: tomm (1), terzhiennek (2), spisaet (3)
- Esperanto: varma
- Galician: quente m and f (1, 2)
- Georgian: ცხელი (tskhel-i)
hot (third-person singular simple present hots, present participle hotting, simple past and past participle hotted) (especially when followed by up)
- To heat, or to become hot
- To become lively or exciting