Their code word for hotness was “poise,” and a handful of women demonstrated a lot of it.
On the show, she was the epitome of Marilyn Monroe hotness, but subbed loud belches for breathy coos—and then laughed about it.
Pair her hotness with her salty mouth, and she will make a great comic or host in the vein of Sarah Silverman or Jenny McCarthy.
Her hotness is diminished,” the magazine says, “when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood.
Some white clouds cooled the sky a little, but everything around was sweltering with hotness.
Solemnly, with the buzz of wine in his brain and its hotness in his blood, he returned the nod.
"Heat," or rather "hotness," is expressed by blowing with open mouth into the hand, and then shaking it suddenly as if burned.
One is the "degree of electrification," the other, "the degree of hotness."
The day in his hotness,The strife with the palm;The night in her silence,The stars in their calm.
He was horrid; but all the same the memory brought a hotness to her cheeks.
Old English hat "hot, flaming, opposite of cold," also "fervent, fierce, intense, excited," from Proto-Germanic *haita- (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian het, Old Norse heitr, Middle Dutch and Dutch heet, German heiß "hot," Gothic heito "heat of a fever"), from PIE root *kai- "heat" (cf. Lithuanian kaistu "to grow hot").
The association of hot with sexuality dates back to c.1500. Taste sense of "pungent, acrid, biting" is from 1540s. Sense of "exciting, remarkable, very good" is 1895; that of "stolen" is first recorded 1925 (originally with overtones of "easily identified and difficult to dispose of"); that of "radioactive" is from 1942.
Hot flashes in the menopausal sense attested from 1887. Hot air "unsubstantiated statements, boastful talk" is from 1900. Hot stuff for anything good or excellent is by 1889. Hot potato in figurative sense is from 1846. The hot and cold in hide-and-seek or guessing games are from hunting (1640s), with notion of tracking a scent.
[stolen-goods sense may derive fr hot, ''too well known,'' found by 1883]