Definition of hotnot in US English:

hotnot

noun

South African
  • Derogatory and offensive. A coloured person.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Afrikaans hotnot and its etymon South African Dutch Hotnot, originally a variant (apparently representing a colloquial pronunciation) of Hottentot Hottentot, now usually distinguished in form in sense 2.

Pronunciation

hotnot

/ˈhɒtnɒt/