hot as... adj.
used in combs. below meaning extremely hot, whether in a SE use, i.e. temperature or various sl. uses, usu. sexuality.
1. (Can.) sexually promiscuous.
|DSUE (8th edn) 573: since ca. 1910.|
2. (US) sexually aroused.
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 41: When I slipped my hand in that blouse, that bitch got hot as a firecracker.|
3. (US) under suspicion, liable to arrest.
|(ref. to 1920s) Over the Wall 32: ‘We’re getting hotter’n a firecracker on these little stick-ups we’ve pulled,’ I protested.|
|Junkie (1966) 114: You’re hot as a firecracker in this town.|
(US) extremely hot, whether as to temperature or sexuality.
|World to Win 88: His jocker was waitin’ fer ’im, hot as a hen laying a goose egg.|
|Waiters 227: I’m jus’ hotter than a chicken wid the pox.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 110: hot 1. passionate, see horny ‘He’s as hot as a pregnant fox in a forest fire!’.|
|(con. 1945) Tattoo (1977) 317: It’s a bitch down there. Hotter than a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire!|
|Southern Discomfort (1983) 27: Hot as a forty balled tomcat.|
|in Maledicta VIII 237: She’s hotter than a fresh-fucked fox in a forest fire.|
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Hotter than a horn toad in a microwave (phrase) Extremely hot.|
|My Life as a Foreign Country n.p.: Jesus H Sergeant, I swear — it’s hotter’n a French whore in N’Orealns, even with the cloud cover.|
1. (US, also hot as a bad girl’s dream, ...July jam, ...mustard) very angry.
|Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1995) 43: You done got me jus’ ez hot ez July jam, and Ah ain’t got no mo’ use fuh yuh than Ah is for mah baby shirt.|
|Roll On My Twelve 22: ’E was ’ot as mustard was our skipper.|
|(con. 1930s) Night People 69: The cat took my whole week’s salary in just four hands [...] He added fuel to the fire with seven words: ‘Let that be a lesson to you!’ [...] I was as hot as a bad girl’s dream.|
|Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 172: A gambler who says, ‘I’m hotter’n a pistol,’ means only that he is having a run of luck [...] while the same expression applied to an elderly man may mean that he’s in a towering rage.|
2. (US, also hot as a 45) suspicious, wanted by the police.
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Hot as a 45, wanted by the police.|
|DAUL 102/2: Hot as a forty-five. (‘Forty-five’— large calibre pistol) 1. Wanted on a serious charge or series of charges.et al.|
|Getaway in Four Novels (1983) 57: I’m hot as a three-dollar pistol.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 804: hotter than a pistol – ‘Wanted’ by the police for a recent crime; public-enemy number one [...] A prisoner in a penitentiary who has extremely contraband articles in his possession.|
3. (US) very popular or successful.
|Harder They Fall (1971) 141: Stein was pistol-hot, so I thought we might as well cut ourselves in on some of his publicity.|
|‘Razor Fight’ in Southern (1973) 28: Big Nail winnin’! [...] Big Nail hot as a two-dollah pistol!|
|Ozark Folksongs and Folklore I 172: A gambler who says, ‘I’m hotter’n a pistol,’ means only that he is having a run of luck.|
4. (US) very hot.
|Iron City 150: He fetched all the coal-oil he could find and he poured it on the fire. Hot? Whooeee! Hotter’n a two-dollar pistol on the Fourth of July.|
5. (US black) sexually aroused.
|Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 90: Dandy clutched the big yaller hot as a ten-cent-pistol gal to himself and worried how he would tell Jack Bowen in the morning that he had never touched his baby sister.‘Dandy’ in King|
(US) very hot.
|Beach Red 43: I didn’t have enough oil in my rifle [...] it started getting as hot as a witch’s tit.|
(US) of a woman, sexually voracious.
|Maledicta 1 (Summer) 17: If she is willing, [...] she is hotter than a little red wagon, or hotter than a bitch-wolf.|