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See also: Hot, HOT, hót, hôt, hớt, hột, and hoț



Alternative formsEdit

  • (physically attractive): hawt (slang, especially Internet), hott (slang, especially Internet)


From Middle English hot, hat, from Old English hāt (hot, fervent, fervid, fierce), from Proto-Germanic *haitaz (hot), from Proto-Indo-European *kay- (hot; to heat). Cognate with Scots hate, hait (hot), North Frisian hiet (hot), Saterland Frisian heet (hot), West Frisian hjit (hot), Dutch heet (hot), Low German het (hot), German Low German heet (hot), German heiß (hot), Danish hed (hot), Swedish het (hot), Icelandic heitur (hot).



hot (comparative hotter, superlative hottest)

  1. (of an object) Having a high temperature.
    He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs; [].
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.
    It is too hot to be outside.  It is hotter in summer than in winter.
  3. (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?
  4. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.
    Be careful, he has a hot temper and may take it out on you.
  5. Feverish.
  6. (of food) Spicy.
    Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
  7. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19thc.]
    He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
  8. Stolen. [from the 20thc.]
    hot merchandise
  9. (incomparable) Electrically charged.
    a hot wire
    • 2004, Phillip Moore, Sealed for a Purpose (page 213)
      The microphone was hot and the show was on the air.
  10. (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20thc.]
  11. (slang, of a person) Very physically and/or sexually attractive.
    That girl is hot!
  12. (slang) Sexual or sexy; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Rick R. Reed, Moving Toward The Light, →ISBN, 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
  13. (slang) Sexually aroused; horny.
  14. Popular; in demand.
    His new pickup is hot!
  15. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
    Am I warm yet?You're hot!
  16. Performing strongly; having repeated successes.
    • 1938, Harold M. Sherman, "Shooting Stars," Boys' Life (March 1938), Published by Boy Scouts of America, p.5:
      "Keep going! You're hot tonight!" urged Wally.
    • 2002, Peter Krause & Andy King, Play-By-Play Golf, First Avenue Editions, p.55:
      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.
  17. Fresh; just released.
    • 1960, Super Markets of the Sixties: Findings, recommendations.- v.2. The plans and sketches, Super Market Institute, p.30:
      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, p.34:
      Some of these publications show signs of hasty production, indicating that they were written while the news was hot.
  18. 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
  19. (slang) Used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something
    He was finished in a hot minute.
    I dated him for a hot second.




Derived termsEdit

Terms derived from hot (adjective)


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hot (third-person singular simple present hots, present participle hotting, simple past and past participle hotted)

  1. (with up) To heat; to make or become hot.
  2. (with up) To become lively or exciting.
    • 2018 "Clean Slate", Wentworth
      Turf war's hotting up.





Etymology 1Edit



hot (comparative hoter, superlative hotst)

  1. (nautical) right, on the right side
    Synonym: rechts
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English hot.


hot (comparative hotter, superlative hotst)

  1. (informal) hot, popular
  2. (informal) hot, sexy, attractive
Inflection of hot
uninflected hot
inflected hotte
comparative hotter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial hot hotter het hotst
het hotste
indefinite m./f. sing. hotte hottere hotste
n. sing. hot hotter hotste
plural hotte hottere hotste
definite hotte hottere hotste
partitive hots hotters



Borrowing from Russian хоть (xot').



  1. though

Pennsylvania GermanEdit



hot (invariable) or hot (plural hots)

  1. hot; sexy




hot n

  1. a threat


Declension of hot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hot hotet hot hoten
Genitive hots hotets hots hotens

Related termsEdit



Etymology 1Edit

Compare Icelandic hót, contraction of Old Norse hvat.


hot m

  1. A whit, a bit.
    n litn hot
    a little bit, a little piece

Etymology 2Edit

Ablaut of Icelandic hvata (to sting, jab,) dialectal Norwegian hvæta (to jab,) and related to gwätt, wäti.


hot n (nominative & accusative definite singular hote)

  1. A sting, pang.
    ja hav söm e hot ått brösten
    I feel a sting in my chest.