hot pants

plural noun

Definition of hot pants

: very short shorts

Examples of hot pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The model was photographed arriving at Zero Bond in a silver bra, black blazer, and hot pants. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 4 May 2022 The lace hot pants, fishnet skirt, sheer stockings and…okay, those shoes with the cutout heart? Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 3 May 2022 In the band’s dressing rooms, two enormous wardrobe trunks stand open, revealing a Crayola-box spectrum of fringe dresses, velvet hot pants, sequined gowns and speckled jackets. Karen Schoemer, SPIN, 1 May 2022 In what are now clearly shots from the video shoot for the remix posted on March 20, Madonna is pictured sitting on a chair amid some weeds while rocking giant white moon boots, thigh-high black sheer socks, black hot pants and a black top. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2022 Indeed, this appeared to be the first pair of hot pants in the history of the Oscars red carpet. Rory Satran, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 That collection—which is in stores now—featured several pairs of shorts, including 1990s-style bike shorts and sequined hot pants. Rory Satran, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 In her tuxedo jacket and itty-bitty hot pants —custom-made by Chanel—Kristen Stewart is undoubtedly wearing one of the most talked about looks of Oscars night. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Mar. 2022 Tucked in the shadows of Vernon, home to king-size warehouses and smoke-belching factories that produce hot dogs, hot sauce and hot pants, is a place aspiring to be the coolest hang in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hot pants

1970, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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