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See also: thốt, thớt, and tho't

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Etymology 1

Variant of though (q.v.) first attested in Scots c. 15th century.

Adverb

thot (not comparable)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) Alternative form of though.

Conjunction

thot

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) Alternative form of though.

Etymology 2

Variant of thought (q.v.) first attested in Scots c. 16th century but since spread through all English dialects.

Noun

thot (plural thots)

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of thought.

Verb

thot

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of thought, simple past tense and past participle of think

Etymology 3

An acronym of that ho over there, under the influence of sexual senses of hot.

Alternative terms

Noun

thot (plural thots)

  1. (US, derogatory slang) A slut, a woman considered sexually promiscuous.
    • 2014 June 23, Amanda Marcotte, "Let's Put an End to 'THOT': The Misogynistic Phrase That's Sweeping the Nation", The Daily Beast:
      ...the appearance of the word “thot” in the whole mess shows how much it’s morphed into the same kind of word as “slut”—a catch-all way to put any woman in her place by suggesting that she’s somehow too sexual. But, of course, it’s a game women can’t win, because if you’re not obviously sexual enough to be called a “thot,” then you’re simply going to be disparaged for failing to be sexy enough.
    • 2017 May 8, Roy Wood Jr., "State of Black Shit", The Daily Show:
      That's why we're counting on you, Black Twitter, to continue the innovations in the field of slang. Never has black slang been appropriated so quickly. The other day, I heard two middle-aged white dudes calling each other thots. That word is gone.
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