1. excellent, satisfactory, just right.
|[song title] Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now.|
|Hollywood Girl 111: Gee, that’s hotsy.|
|Great Magoo 52: Everything’s hotsy-totsy, ’cause I got you.|
|(con. 1920s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 519: Joey would come through [...] and it would end hotsy totsy.Judgement Day in|
|in Limerick (1953) 354: Said a prominent lecherous Nazi, / ‘Our program may sound hotsy-totsy, / But a girl, when you diddle her, / Spreads her thighs with Heil Hitler! / And it all seems a little ersatzy.|
|Joint (1972) 121: I suppose you saw the story in The Paris Review, with the hotsy-totsy illustrations?letter 21 Aug. in|
|(con. 1930s) Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968) 181: So what’s so hotsy-totsy about some bimbo with her tits in a dither?|
|(con. 1916) Tin Lizzie Troop (1978) 165: ‘Did you have a good time in El Paso, sir?’ lisped Den Uyl. ‘Hotsy-totsy.’.|
|Guardian Rev. 19 Feb. 4: He [...] seemed to be constantly engaged in sexual harassment with hotsy-totsy women.|
2. of a place, sophisticated.
|New York Day by Day 1 Oct. [synd. col.] Quite a number of the hotsy-totsy joints are deserted.|
|Yes Man’s Land 106: Why don’t you open a gym—a sort of hotsy-totsy athletic club for the picture bunch?|
3. sexually provocative.
|Casino Moon 223: [S]he looked like a cheap Vegas showgirl [...] [S]he affected a hotsy-totsy walk like her pussy was a bowl with boiling soup threatening to spill over the sides.|
to play games with, lit. or fig.
|Syndicate (1998) 3: I cound’t see the sense in Lou Pulco sending me [...] to play hotsy-totsy with a gay boy.|