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[hot pants for 1; hot pants for 2] /ˈhɒt ˌpænts for 1; ˈhɒt ˈpænts for 2/

(used with a plural verb) very brief and usually tight-fitting shorts for women and girls, first popularized in the early 1970s.
(used with a singular verb) Slang. strong sexual desire.
plural noun
very brief skin-tight shorts, worn by young women
(slang) a feeling of sexual arousal: he has hot pants for her

“short-shorts,” 1970, from hot (adj.) + pants (n.). Probably influenced by earlier sense of “sexual arousal” (1927).

noun phrase

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