hot pillow n.
(US) a casual, short-time sexual encounter; usu. attrib., in combs., e.g. hot-pillow motel (cf. hot-sheet adj.).
|I Was a House Detective 219: Hot-pillow House. Cheap hotel which rents a room several times a night .|
|Stalking Man 114: We’ll find a little hot-pillow joint and fool around.|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 128: ‘There a hotel or motel close by?’ [...] ‘The Blue House is right next door to the Beaver Run [...] Special rate. Ten bucks for a hot pillow’. [Ibid.] 132: Having a one off in some hot pillow joint along the boulevard where fifty bucks bought the works.|
|Juice 310: What’s he doing in a hot-pillow motel in Studio City, the money he’s got.|
|Vertical Run 75: New York landlords use their second floors for temporary space, renting offices like rooms in a hot pillow motel.|
|Road Trip America 58: The most famous ‘hot pillow’ joint ever built. The Coral Court Motel, located on the outskirts of St. Louis.|
|Suddenly No Warning 70: The desk clerk at the motel [...] remembered Claire and Marshall, routine hot-pillow customers.|
|Community of Women (Internet edn) n.p.: Otis Wheeler was a voyeur, and there is no place for a voyeur quite so delightful as a hot-pillow joint.|
|Day Watch at Hollywood 63: They found him at a Hollywood hot pillow motel in the company of a fake blonde named Nikki Raye.|
the sex industry, spec. casual prostitution.
|Two-thirds of a Coconut Tree 289: The big tourist hotels are not to engage in the hot-pillow trade any longer.|
|Phantom Homestead 47: A certain number made a good living out of what is called the ‘hot pillow’ trade.|
|Crabgrass Frontier 254: Many of Hoover’s ‘dens of vice’ were once decent places that, unable to keep up, turned to the ‘hot pillow trade.’.|
|Dead in the Water 26: It specialized in the hot pillow trade, except in midsummer when genuine moms and pops kept the rooms full.|
|Sex and Tourism 88: The casual in-room sex industry has become known as the ‘hot pillow’ trade.|
|Sex Tourism in Africa 93: In Kenya, this casual in-room sexual service is called pillow moto, or ‘hot-pillow trade’.|