hot pants

plural noun

Definition of hot pants

: very short shorts

Examples of hot pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having recently wowed onlookers in skintight latex leggings by Saint Laurent, and vegan leather pants from Mother, the model decided to switch things up by wearing hot pink hot pants in the middle of winter. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Bieber's Hot Pink Hot Pants Steal the Show on Kendall Jenner's Instagram," 24 Dec. 2020 Sharing a series of Christmassy snaps on Instagram, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner all showed off their eye-catching festive looks, which featured hot pants, leg slits, and head to toe sequins in 2020. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Kardashian-Jenner Clan's Christmas Party Gowns Will Make Your Jaw Drop," 26 Dec. 2020 Meryl Streep goes from sequined hot pants in a Netflix musical to a pair of chunky glasses in an HBO Max drama. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Every Movie We're Excited About This December," 15 Dec. 2020 Exaggerated tailoring is mixed with feminine pieces like a pleated circle skirt, wafty silhouettes, and python hot pants, highlighting a cross between new and old. Vogue Runway, Vogue, "The New Names to Know From NYFW’s Spring 2021 Season," 21 Sep. 2020 But there were also hot pants over sheer logo tights and cropped white cotton dickeys. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "From Plagues to Floods to Black Tuesday, Fashion Goes On," 4 Mar. 2020 During the exhilarating show, Shakira changed from her original red, sparkly Dundas number into a mini Dundas bomber jacket and hot pants, all of which were decorated with a layer of Swarovski crystals. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Dundas, Which Made Shakira's Super Bowl Outfit, Has a Similar Look on Sale," 3 Feb. 2020 There were cowboy boots and heels and peasant skirts and hot pants and bandannas and military jackets. Greta Gerwig, Vogue, "Come As You Are," 6 Dec. 2019 The costumes, by Kym Barrett, are fantastic (a love letter to sequins, hot pants and excess) as are all the fierce makeup looks. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at ‘Charlie’s Angels’," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hot pants

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot pants

: very short and tight shorts for women

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