I find so many people saying

You look hot!

I am a bit confused about this. What does this word stand for? I mean, is this a feeling? Or is this an expression? Or is this a look factor?

Can anybody please explain this?

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    See macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/hot, under 7a. Apr 14, 2014 at 13:24
  • In this context, depending if it is a woman or man. You got the answer in the look factor.
    – user5016
    Apr 14, 2014 at 13:54
  • I'm not sure I understand the last comment. Both men and women can be described with hot meaning "very warm" or hot as an informal term meaning "sexually attractive".
    – user230
    Apr 14, 2014 at 14:10

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The word hot has many meanings and out of those, one is sexually attractive.

hot (#22) - sexually attractive

Simply, you look hot means you look sexually attractive.

Though not the part of answer but maybe useful: My friend asked me whether to use hot or cool for a girl he liked! The difference is you call someone hot when they are sexually attractive, and call someone cool when they are mentally calm (under any stress!).

So I answered use she's hot when you are talking about her body or physique and use she's cool when you are specific about her mental calmness.

But then a cool chic hot or hot chic cool! leaves good tingling question. :)

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