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English

Alternative forms

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

Etymology

From Middle English hot, hat, from Old English {{ang|hāt}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*haitaz}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*(s)kAy-||hot; to heat}}. Compare West Frisian hjit, Dutch [[heet#|heet]], Low German {{ Template:Nds/script |[[het#|het]]|face=term|lang=nds}}, German [[heiß#|heiß]], Danish [[hed#|hed]].

Pronunciation

Adjective

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  1. (of an object) Having a high temperature.
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  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.
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  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
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  4. Feverish.
  5. (of food) Spicy.
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  6. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    Very good, remarkable, exciting. Template:Defdate
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  8. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    Electrically charged.
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    • 2004, Phillip Moore, Sealed for a Purpose (page 213)
      The microphone was hot and the show was on the air.
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  10. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    (of a person) Very physically or sexually attractive.
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  11. Lëtzebuergesch: en
    Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
  12. Popular; in demand.
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  13. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
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  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
  17. Lëtzebuergesch: en
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    He was finished in a hot minute.
    I dated him for a hot second.

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Verb

Hot (third-person singular simple present [[hots#|hots]], present participle [[hotting#|hotting]], simple past and past participle [[hotted#|hotted]])
  1. Template:Cx To heat; to make or become hot.
  2. Template:Cx To become lively or exciting.

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Pennsylvania German

Verb

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Noun

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  1. a threat

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