from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang One that is exceptionally good, interesting, or exciting: Our volleyball team is hot stuff this year.
  • n. Slang A person who is sexually aroused or arousing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attractive person, often used as a come on or pickup line
  • n. Something excellent or exciting
  • n. A roofing worker's term for hot bitumen.
  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ stuff. (colloquial)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being popular
  • n. the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)


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  • Go pre-Starbucks with an urn of hot stuff alongside flavored whipped creams—Irish-coffee style.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • When the milking was finished for the evening they straggled indoors, where Mrs. Crick, the dairyman's wife -- who was too respectable to go out milking herself, and wore a hot stuff gown in warm weather because the dairymaids wore prints -- was giving an eye to the leads and things.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles


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