1. What does hot mean?

Physically attractive

Someone who is hot is conventionally attractive. Typically, a hottie is physically fit and well-endowed where it matters.

Hot, unintelligent men may be referred to as himbos, while hot, unintelligent women may be referred to as bimbos. Hot people may also be called foxes, babes, or snaccs.


You look really hot in that picture!

A very hot man, cooling down with a glass of milk

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Updated March 16, 2021
2. What does HoT stand for in gaming?

Heal over time

In MMORPGs, MOBAs, and other games that include healing spells and abilities, HoT stands for "heal over time." HoT abilities heal one or more characters repeatedly over a period of time. For example, a HoT spell might heal a character 30 HP per five seconds, for a period of a minute. (Which if you're doing the math, is a total of 360 HP of healing.)

Often, a party or team's healer will cast a HoT spell just as a group starts a big battle, so the group will regenerate health as they fight. Keeping these spells active can often mean the difference between winning a battle or getting TPK'd.


Make sure to keep hots active so we stay alive
Yeah, got it
A use of HoT in the World of Warcraft subreddit
A use of HoT in the World of Warcraft subreddit

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Updated May 31, 2023

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