Dictionary: HOT – HOZ


• HOT
adj. 1. 1225 UK – angry  
adj. 2. 1500 sl. – feeling sexual desire, lustful  
adj. 3. 1618 UK – dangerous for criminal activity  
adj. 4. 1855 Amer. mining sl. – especially rich in minerals or other deposits; profitable
adj. 5. 1864 US sl.  – under enemy
adj. 6. 1866 Amer. sl. – absolute first-rate, splendid, excellent; good or well; fashionably attractive
adj. 7. 1882 Amer. colloq. – backed up or generating heavy betting; hence, likely to win
adj. 8. 1887 Amer. sl. – wonderfully lively or exciting  
adj. 9. 1888 Amer. sl. – of people: exuberant, flamboyant, or daring in the pursuit of pleasure; uninhibited, wild
adj. 10. 1892 Amer. sl. – of books, entertainment, etc.: sexually stimulating, erotic, pornographic
adj. 11. 1896 Amer. sl. – urgent, pressing; important (often with an implication of some danger)
adj. 12. 19C colloq. – infected with a venereal disease
adj. 13. 1908 Amer. sl. – of news, information, etc.: latest, novel; fresh
adj. 14. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – drunk
adj. 15. 1914 sl. – highly skilled or capable  
adj. 16. 1924 US sl. –of jazz: traditional and spirited, as opposed to modern  
adj. 17. 1925 sl. – said of stolen articles that are easily identifiable and therefore difficult to dispose of
adj. 18. 1929-31 Amer. sl. – sexually attractive, sexy  
adj. 19. 1931 sl. – liable to arrest; wanted by the police
adj. 20. 1934 Amer. sl. – fast; having or conferring unusual speed, power, or performance, esp. if also requiring unusual skill in operation
adj. 21. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – impatient  
adj. 22. 1944 Amer. sl. – of an airplane: designed so as to land at high speed
adj. 23. 1946 US sl. – brief, quick  
adj. 24. 1956 USAF usage – having a high security classification
adj. 25. 1961 US sl. – popular  
adj. 26. 1962 US sl. – of a weapons system: activated, armed  
adj. 27. 1977 US sl. – of a striptease dance: very sexual  
adj. 28. 1977 US sl. – of a set in the television and film industries: fully prepared for filming  
adj. 29. 1989 Amer. college sl. – of a female: slutty, wild
adj. 30. 1996 UK sl. –suspect  
adj. 31. 2002 UK sl. – poisoned  
adj. 32. 2003 US sl. – dangerous to other criminals because of co-operation with the police  
n. 1926 US sl. – a hot meal  
vb. Bk1913 Amer. dial. – to heat
 
• HOT AIR
n. 1. 1873 sl., orig. US – pretentious or misleading talk; nonsense  
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – boasting  
n. 3. E20 colloq. – gas from the intestines
 
• HOT AND BOTHERED
adj. 1. 1921 sl. – frenzied, having lost one’s composure  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  
adj. 3. 20C US sl. – lustful; ‘horny’
 
• HOT AND COLD
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – heroin and cocaine  
 
• HOT AND HEAVY
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a passionate sweetheart  
 
• HOT ARTICLE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT AS A MINK
adj. Bk1913 Amer. dial. – very warm
 
• HOT AS A RED WAGON
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – very drunk
 
• HOT AS BELIX
adj. 1955 Amer. dial. – very hot
 
• HOT AS BILLY HELL
adj. 1965 Amer. dial. – very hot
 
• HOT AS BLUE BLAZES
adj. 1908 Amer. dial. – extremely hot  
 
• HOT AS BUGGERY
adj. 1940s sl. – very hot
 
• HOT AS MAPP’S MILL-YARD
adj. 1965 Barbados sl. – very hot  
 
• HOT AS THE HINGES OF TOPHET
adj. 1957 Amer. dial. – very hot  
 
• HOT BABY
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT-BACKED
adj. 1607 obs. – lustful, promiscuous
 
• HOT BED
n. 1945 US sl. – a bed in a flop-house (cheap lodging-house) which is used continuously by different people throughout the day, and hence to a flop-house containing such beds
 
• HOT BEEF
int. 1879 Brit. rhyming sl. – stop, thief!
n. 1. 19C sl. – the female genitals
n. 2. 20C sl. – a prostitute 
n. 3. M20 US sl. – an expanse of exposed female flesh  
 
• HOT BLAST
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – boasting  
 
• HOT-BOT
n. 1920 sl. – a highly sexed or over-sexed girl  
 
• HOT BOX
n. 1942 Amer. sl. – the female genitals  
 
• HOT CACK
adj. 20C Aust. sl. – very good
 
• HOTCHA HEAP
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast car  
 
• THE HOT CHAIR
n. 1925 sl. – the electric chair
 
• HOTCHEE
n. 1950s sl., orig. US military usage – the penis  
 
• HOTCHIE
n. 1. 1950s sl., orig. US military usage – the penis
n. 2. E20 US sl. – a whoremonger  
 
• HOT CHOCOLATE
n. M20 US sl. – a sexually attractive Black woman
 
• HOT COCK
n. c1940 Aust. sl. – utter nonsense  
 
• HOT COPPERS
n. 19C sl. – the parched throat to be expected after a drinking-bout  
 
• HOT COPY
n. 1942 Amer. sl. – a late news item
 
• HOT CORNER
n. 1854 sl. – a position in which one is threatened or bullied  
 
• HOT CRATE
n. 1. 1942 Amer. sl. – a fast car
n. 2. 1943 Amer. sl. – a fast airplane
 
• HOT CROSS BUN
adj. 20C rhyming sl. – on the run (from the police)  
n. 1. L19 theatrical rhyming sl. – a son  
n. 2. World War I army sl. – a Red Cross ambulance  
 
• A HOT CUP OF TEA
n. c1880 sl.  – ‘hot stuff’; a person very excellent, skilful, or energetic at a game, etc.  
 
• HOT DEAL!
int. 1960s Amer. sl. – I approve!
 
• HOT DIGGETY!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
 
• HOT DIGGETY DOG!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
 
• HOT DISH
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  
 
• HOT DOG
int. 1906 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
n. 1. 1900 Amer. sl. – a highly skilled person who is boastful or flashy  
n. 2. c1960 Aust. sl. – in surfing: a Malibu board, i.e. a wide, not very large, board, made of ‘foam’ and sheathed with fibreglass  
 
• HOT DOPE
n. 1942 Amer. sl. – the latest news or information  
 
• HOT DUCK IN A CANOE
n. 1935 US sl. – a detective in an automobile  
 
• HOTEL
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals
 
• HOTEL HOTSY
n. E20 US sl. – a prostitute
 
• HOT FLASH
n. 1. 20C colloq. – a sudden spell of sweating, dilation of the blood vessels in the skin of the head and chest area, and a suffocating feeling; experienced by woman during menopause
n. 2. M20 US colloq. – a sudden spasm of sexual passion or arousal  
 
• HOT-FOOT
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to depart hurriedly  
 
• HOT-FOOT IT
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to depart hurriedly
 
• HOT FOR SOMEONE
adj. M20 US sl. – sexually aroused for someone
 
• HOT FROM THE MILL-EYE
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – newly made  
 
• HOT FURNACE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – California  
 
• HOTHEAD
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – an impetuous person
 
• HOT-HOUSE
n. 20C sl. – a brothel
 
• HOT IN THE BISCUIT
adj. E20 US criminals’ sl. – sexually simulated; ready to copulate
 
• HOT IRON
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast car  
 
• HOT ITEM
n. 1980s US sl. – a couple having a romantic relationship  
 
• HOT JOB
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT JOINT
n. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – somewhere that is robbed while the owners are in occupation  
 
• HOT-KNIFE
vb. 1980s drug culture sl. – to smoke cannabis from a heated knife; the fumes are sucked up through a broken-off milk bottle neck  
 
• HOTLANTA
n. 1970s US sl. – Atlanta, Georgia  
 
• HOT LAY
n. 1. E20 US sl. – a sexually loose woman  
n. 2. E20 US sl. – a passionate act of copulation
 
• HOT LAYOUT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT-LIPS
n. 1920s US sl. – a nickname for a person with a reputation for passionate kissing  
 
• HOTLOAD
n. 1970s US sl. – a powerful firearm cartridge  
 
• HOT LOOKER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive  
 
• HOT MAIL
n. 1989 Amer. sl. – mail that gets preferential treatment, such as first-class and priority
 
• HOT MAMMA
n. 1934 Amer. sl. – an attractive girl with plenty of sex appeal  
 
• HOT MEAT
n. 1. 19C sl. – the female genitals
n. 2. 20C sl. – a prostitute
n. 3. M20 US sl. – an expanse of exposed female flesh
 
• HOT MEMBER
n. 1. 19C Brit. & US sl. – a lascivious man or woman
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT MUTT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a bloodhound  
 
• HOT MUTTON
n. 1. 19C sl. – the female genitals
n. 2. 20C sl. – a prostitute
n. 3. M20 US sl. – an expanse of exposed female flesh  
 
• HOT NUMBER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT NUTS
n. 1. E20 US sl. – a nickname for a lascivious man
n. 2. M20 sl. – pain in the testicles  
 
• HOT OFF
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – new; novel  
 
• HOT OFF THE FIRE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – new; novel
 
• HOT ON
adj. 1865 – fond of; enthusiastic about; liking  
 
• HOT ONE
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast throw
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  
 
• HOT PANTS
n. 1. E20 US sl. – a lascivious man; a lecher
n. 2. E20 US sl. – a sexually desirable girl or woman
n. 3. E20 US sl. – horniness, sexual arousal
n. 4. E20 US sl. – lust
 
• HOT PATOOTIE
n. 1. 1923 US sl. – a sexually attractive woman
n. 2. 1935 Amer. dial. – a sweetheart or wife  
 
• HOT PIECE OF MERCHANDISE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman
 
• HOT PIECE OF WORK
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman
 
• HOT PIG
n. 1984 Amer. dial. – a ceramic hot-water bottle, heated brick, or similar object used to apply heat to the body

• HOT PROPOSITION
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman  
 
• HOT ROCKS
n. 1. M20 US sl. – a prostitute
n. 2. M20 US sl. – pain in the testicles
 
• HOT-ROD
n. M20 US sl. – the penis
vb. M20 US sl. – to masturbate
 
• HOT ROLL WITH CREAM
n. 19C Brit. sl. – copulation
 
• THE HOTS
n. 1947 sl., orig. US – strong sexual desire
 
• THE HOT SEAT
n. 1925 sl. – the electric chair
 
• HOT SHIT ON A STICK
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – an important or consequential person or thing; a braggart; a big deal  
 
• HOT SHOT
n. 1. 1933 sl., orig. US – a skilled person  
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a nickname for a fast or energetic person
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast car
n. 4. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast throw  
 
• HOT SKETCH
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive  
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – an attractive girl  
 
• HOT SLOUGH
n. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – somewhere that is robbed while the owners are in occupation  
 
• HOT SOCK
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast throw
 
• HOT SPIT
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  
 
• HOT SPOT
n. 1941 sl. – a place of trouble  
 
• THE HOT SQUAT
n. 1925 sl. – the electric chair  
 
• HOT-STUFF
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
(nouns as ‘hot stuff’)
n. 1. 1899 sl. – a sexually attractive person, usually also implying promiscuity
n. 2. 1900 sl., orig. US – a remarkable or exceptional person or thing  
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something heavy  
vb. 1914 services’ sl. – (usually as ‘hot-stuff’) to steal or scrounge
 
• HOT-STUFFER
n. World War I Amer. sl. – a thief  
 
• HOTSY
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
 
• HOTSY-TOTSY
adj. 1. 1926 sl., orig. US – satisfactory  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate
 
• HOTTED UP
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – heated  
 
• HOTTER THAN A SHEARER’S ARMPIT
adj. 20C Aust. sl. – of the weather: very hot
 
• HOTTER THAN A SKUNK
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – extremely intoxicated
 
• HOTTER THAN BILLY BE DAMNED
adj. 1958 Amer. dial. – very hot
 
• HOTTER THAN BILLY BLUE
adj. 1969 Amer. dial. – very hot
 
• HOTTER THAN BILLY HELL
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot
 
• HOTTER THAN BLAZES
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN BLIXEN
adj. 1968 Amer. dial. – very hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN BLUE BLAZES
adj. 1965 Amer. dial. – extremely hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN BLUE HELL
adj. 1967 Amer. dial. – very hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN HADES
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot
 
• HOTTER THAN HELL
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN HELL’S BACK-KITCHEN
adj. 1949 Amer. dial. – extremely hot
 
• HOTTER THAN KILLBLAZES
adj. 1905 Amer. dial. – hotter than hell  
 
• HOTTER THAN LOVE IN HAYIN’-TIME
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – extremely intoxicated  
 
• HOTTER THAN OLD BILLY HELL
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot  
 
• HOTTER THAN THE HINGES OF HELL
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – hot
 
• HOTTING
n. 1991 Brit. sl. – joyriding in stolen high-performance cars, esp. dangerously and for show
 
• HOT TIP
n. 1949 Amer. sl. – an important piece of inside information
 
• HOT TOWN
n. 1970s US sl. – Atlanta, Georgia  
 
• HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
adj. 1895 sl. – angry  
 
• HOT UP
vb. 1936 Brit. sl. – to increase in vigour, liveliness, or excitement  
 
• HOT WATER STATE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Arkansas  
 
• HOT WAX
n. 1960s Amer. sl. – a very popular phonograph record  
 
• HOT-WIRE
vb. 1966 sl., orig. Amer. – to steal a vehicle by bypassing its ignition system  
 
• HOTZICKITY!
int. 1909 Amer. dial. – an exclamation of joy or surprise  
 
• HOT ZIG!
int. 1949 Amer. dial. – an exclamation of joy or surprise  
 
• HOT ZIGGEDY!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
 
• HOT ZIGGEDY DOG!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
• HOT ZIGGETTY!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
• HOT ZIGGETTY DOG!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
• HOT ZIGGETY!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
• HOT ZIGGETY-DAMN!
int. 1924 Amer. dial. – an exclamation of joy or surprise  
 
• HOT ZIGGETY DOD!
int. 1965 Amer. dial. – an exclamation of joy or surprise  
 
• HOT ZIGGETY DOG!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
 
• HOT ZIGGITY!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
• HOT ZIGGITY DOG!
int. 1924 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation
 
HOUGHFUL
adj. 970 obs. – careful; anxious, sorrowful  
 
HOUGHMAGANDY
n. a1700 Sc. rare – fornication
 
HOU-HA
n. 1931 sl. – a fuss  
 
HOUNCY-JOUNCY
adj. Bk1857 Eng. dial. – awkward  
adv. Bk1866 Eng. dial. – in a clumsy, jumbling manner
Etymology
– ? from jounce (to bump, thump and jolt, as a vehicle in deep ruts)
 
HOUND
n. 1. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a term of disparagement
n. 2. 1950s Amer. sl. – the bus
 
HOUNDSFOOT
n. 1710 obs. – a scoundrel; a rascal; a worthless fellow; a term of contempt
 
HOUND THE BEEF
vb. 1980s Amer. sl. – to cruise for sex  
 
• HOUSE
n. 1. 1865 Amer. sl. – a brothel  
n. 2. 1921 Amer. sl. – the audience at a theatre  
n. 3. 1980s Amer. sl. – a kind of dance music derived from soul, rock, and jazz, with a strong percussive bear, originally a Black Chicago style  
 
• HOUSE AND HALL
adv. 1827 Sc. – entirely, completely
 
• HOUSE APE
n. 1980s Amer. sl. – a small child; an infant  
 
• HOUSE-CLEANING
n. 1928 Amer. colloq. – a reorganization of a business or government department, esp. with dismissal of incompetent or dishonest employees  
 
• HOUSE-DOVE
n. 1579-80 – a person always at home; especially applied to a woman  
 
• HOUSE-FATHER
n. 1. 1552 – the father of a family or household
n. 2. B1900 – the male head of a community or collection of persons living together as a family
 
• HOUSE-FELLOW 
n. 1. 1866 Eng. dial. – a wife  
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – a fellow servant  
 
• HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS
n. Bk1904 sl. – a brothel
 
• HOUSEMAN
n. 1904 US sl. – a burglar
 
• HOUSE MOSS
n. 1940s Amer. sl. – the tufts and whorls of dust that accumulate under beds, tables, etc.  
 
• HOUSE OF ACCOMMODATION
n. Bk1902 sl. – a brothel  
 
• HOUSE OF CARDS
n. 1641 – any insecure or unsubstantial scheme, system, etc.  
 
• HOUSE OF CIVIL RECEPTION
n. Bk1902 sl. – a brothel
 
• HOUSE OF EASE
n. 1731 obs. – a privy
 
• HOUSE OF EASEMENT
n. 1513 obs. – a privy  
 
• HOUSE OF ENTERTAINMENT
n. 1738 US – an inn for travellers
 
• HOUSE OF LEWDNESS
n. 20C US colloq. – a brothel  
 
• HOUSE OF LORDS
n. 1961 Brit. euphemism or jocular usage – a men’s urinal; a lavatory
 
• HOUSE OF OFFICE
n. 1652 Brit. – a privy  
 
• HOUSE OF PROFESSION
n. 17C – a brothel  
 
• HOUSE OF RESORT
n. 17C – a brothel
 
• HOUSE OF SALE
n. 17C – a brothel
 
• HOUSE OF SECURITY
n. 20C US sl. – the female genitals, esp. the vagina  
 
• HOUSE OF WAR
n. 1581 obs. – a fortified building or place  
 
• HOUSE-SHOULDERED
adj. 1552 obs. – having shoulders sloping on each side like the roof of a house
 
• HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
n. Bk1891 sl. – a prison
 
• HOUSE TO LET
n. 1. M17 sl. – the vagina  
n. 2. 18C sl. – a widow
n. 3. 18C sl. – a widow’s weeds  
 
• HOUSE UNDER THE HILL
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals
 
• HOUSEWIFE
n. 1. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals  
n. 2. Bk1985 US – a bag or pocket for sewing materials
 
• HOUSEWIFERY
n. 1740 US – the business of the mistress of a family
 
• HOUSEWRIGHT
n. 1549 rare – a builder of houses, especially of timber
 
• HOUT
n. 1820 NZ sl. – applied esp. to money paid in recompense  
vb. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – to nag, to annoy, to vex, to worry
 
• HOW!
int. Amer. World War I sl. – a drinking toast; ‘here’s to your health’  
 
• HOW ABOUT THAT!
int. 1939 Amer. sl. – an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, admiration, etc.  
 
• HOW ARE YOU HITTING THEM?
phr. 1897 Amer. sl. – how are you? how are things going?
 
• HOW-CAME-YOU-SO?
adj. 1. E19 Brit. & US colloq. – drunk  
adj. 2. 20C US colloq. – pregnant  
 
• HOW CHEER YOU?
phr. 1577 obs. – how do you feel? how are you?
 
• HOW DO YOU GET THAT WAY?
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – don’t be ridiculous!  
 
• HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?
phr. 1928 US sl. – what do you think of that, and what do you think you can do about it? 
 
• HOWDY DOODY
int. 1956 Amer. sl. – how do you do? hello  
vb. 1987 Amer. sl. – to greet  
 
• HOWDY-TOWDY
n. 1. B1900 Eng. dial. – a young hen; one that has never laid  
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – a young unmarried woman
 
• HOWKER
n. US Civil War usage – a sailor with two or more sweethearts  
 
• HOWL
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  
 
• HOWL AMONG (THE) WOLVES
vb. 1578 obs. – to adapt oneself to one’s company, though one disapproves of it
 
• HOWLER
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a funny mistake
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a dog
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  
 
• HOWL-HAMPER
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – a jocose term for an empty or hungry stomach  
 
• HOWLING
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
 
• HOWLING BAGS
n. 1850 sl. – trousers with a loud pattern  
 
• HOW’S TRICKS
phr. 1915 orig. US – used as a greeting  
 
• HOW’S YOUR ASS?
phr. c1960 Amer. sl. – used as a greeting  
 
• HOW’S YOUR FATHER
n. 1983 Brit. jocular usage – sexual intercourse
 
• HOW THE WORLD WAGS
phr . 1600 – how affairs are going  
 
• HOW YOU DO TALK!
int. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – exclamation of disapproval or disagreement
 
• HOXTER-POXTER
adv. 1865 Sc. – in great confusion; higgledy-piggledy  
 
• HOXTERS
n. Bk1903 sl. – money


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