hot pants

plural noun

: very short shorts

Examples of hot pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next night, Fox took in the festivities in a skin-baring look that consisted of a body-hugging lace-up crop top, teeny-tiny hot pants, a leather jacket and over-the-knee cowboy boots. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Think: hot pants over cardigans; bare torsos instead of twee brooches. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2024 For their evening at the Formula 1 (F1) racing event, Klum wore a risqué, all-black ensemble — high-waisted hot pants, fishnet tights, thigh-high boots and to (not) top it off, no shirt. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 Her trick to pulling off the trend: wearing tiny high-rise hot pants instead. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Instead of the usual briefs and G-strings worn beneath sheer maxi skirts and lace pants, stars have begun ditching the cover-up altogether and just stepping out in a pair of hot pants. Emily Kirkpatrick, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 As a ring girl in black hot pants parades the Round Three card to the crowd, Valenzuela implores Manuel to stop lunging in. Ben Wyatt, Rolling Stone, 23 Sep. 2023 The trio then unveil a mad scientist’s laboratory, as dancers wearing clinical-white mesh crop-tops and hot pants enthusiastically gyrate, thrust and hoof it. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Aug. 2023 During Carnevale, children dressed up as the precocious gangsters, with leather hot pants and jackets, tank tops, lots of chains and toy guns. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 30 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot pants was in 1970

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“Hot pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20pants. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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