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hot pants

[hot pants for 1; hot pants for 2] /ˈhɒt ˌpænts for 1; ˈhɒt ˈpænts for 2/
(used with a plural verb) very brief and usually tight-fitting shorts for women and girls, first popularized in the early 1970s.
(used with a singular verb) Slang. strong sexual desire.
Origin of hot pants
1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-pants

hot pants

plural noun
very brief skin-tight shorts, worn by young women
(slang) a feeling of sexual arousal: he has hot pants for her
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Word Origin and History for hot-pants

hot pants


"short-shorts," 1970, from hot (adj.) + pants (n.). Probably influenced by earlier sense of "sexual arousal" (1927).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hot-pants

hot pants

noun phrase

  1. Strong sexual desire; lust; carnal craving: His hot pants will get him in trouble (1927+)
  2. A very passionate, lustful, and potentially promiscuous person: Catherine the Great was apparently an imperial hot pants (1966+)
  3. Very brief women's shorts (1960s+)

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