What does HOT mean?

A slang term for something or someone who is very attractive.


Other definitions of HOT:

  • When referring to temperature, this indicates something is very warm, sometimes dangerously so.
  • An acronym for "Healing Over Time" — an ability in a game that gives health over a set period of time.
  • Very attractive or lustful. Originates from use changing from temperature to sexiness in the 13th century, with first published use occurring in the 1920s.
  • Much like cool has transformed meaning, this term has come to mean sexy or attractive when referring to an item or person.

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How to use the term

  • They are so hot. Wow.

  • This tea is so hot. Ouch.

  • Start the fight by applying your HOT, so you get the most out of the healing.

  • There are so many hot movie stars in this flick.

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Where did saying a guy was "hot" originate? - Big Questions (Ep. 16) | Mental Floss, YouTube

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