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het

[het] /hɛt/ Informal.
noun
1.
a heterosexual person.
adjective
2.
heterosexual.
Origin of het
1970-1975
1970-75; by shortening
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  • But, she added, yell see what it is to stand wi a het face afore the Court the morn.

    The Entail John Galt
  • The note of amazement in her voice was stronger than that of het relief.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • het give me a five-dollar William to defray expenses at the hotel, an' I sorter like the idea o' makin' a splurge for a change.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • Why would your grandfather get all het up if he heard about it?

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • It was by standin' out all het up where she had hitched me after she'd rid' me to one of the witch conventions.

  • She was only waiting for the water to 'het,' and they might all wash their own, if they liked.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • het Mason shrieked on at her like anything, for spending money on her back while she owed it for her board.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I'm in her own station—it's best for girls like het to marry in their own station.

  • She set right down in the kitchen, and your ma rolled her sleeves down and took off her apurn, lookin' kind o' het and worried.

British Dictionary definitions for het

het1

/hɛt/
noun
1.
(slang) short for heterosexual

het2

/hɛt/
verb
1.
(archaic or dialect) a past tense and past participle of heat
adjective
2.
a Scot word for hot
See also het up
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Word Origin and History for het
adj.

"heated," archaic, late 14c., from variant past participle of heat (cf. lead/led, etc.).

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