Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hot v.1

[to cause heat n. (3)]

1. to tell off, to reprimand.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 573: 1920s.

2. (Irish) to beat.

[UK](con. 1930s) D. Behan Teems of Times and Happy Returns 98: I don’t want to go to school. The nun’ll hot me for not havin’ any money for the black babies.

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