Definition of hot pants in US English:

hot pants

plural noun

  • Tight, brief women's shorts, worn as a fashion garment.

    • ‘As soon as he'd left the room, I changed into the hot pants and the spaghetti-strap top I'm wearing at night.’
    • ‘The sheltered village girl who always covered her head and arms was horrified by what she saw on campus: Scantily clad girls wore hot pants and tank tops.’
    • ‘Another wears purple platform shoes with red polka dots; one more flaunts fringed hot pants.’
    • ‘To be precise, the three young women in the family were all wearing heels, hot pants and boob tubes.’
    • ‘Girls were feisty yet feminine in white cotton hot pants and pedal pushers with rosey pink translucent gathered layers, whilst the boys looked tough in wide legged trousers and heavy coats.’
    • ‘That future may seem bleak if you don't look good in spangled bustiers and hot pants.’
    • ‘So when Destra showed up onstage in the shortest black hot pants, much of her buttocks in full view, it was no surprise everyone rushed to the front of the stage.’
    • ‘A multi-colour short cape worn over hot pants - indeed very hot and chic - opened the show.’
    • ‘Litter, halternecks, flicked hair, aviator glasses, embroidered denim, lip gloss and even hot pants are the latest trademarks of the Seventies to be enjoying a revival of fortune.’
    • ‘What you see above is not an uncomfortable moment in which a homeless guy hits on the girl with tightest hot pants he can see.’


hot pants

/ˈhɑt ˌpænts//ˈhät ˌpants/