Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hot adv.

also hot-hot
[hot adj.]

1. [mid-19C+] ardently, eagerly, violently, severely, angrily.

2. [1930s+] well, much.

3. [1970s] of gambling, successfully.

In compounds

hot foot (v.)

see separate entry.

In phrases

get it hot (v.)

1. [mid-19C–1920s] to be punished (lit. or fig.) severely.

2. [late 19C–1900s] to be scolded with great venom.

give it hot (and strong) (v.)

1. [late 17C+] to castigate severely.

2. [mid-19C+] to attack and/or punish severely.