What Does HOTS Mean?

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The Quick Answer

Hots means "Intense Attraction" and "Heroes of the Storm."

Intense Attraction

In everyday use, including on social media and in chat forums, hots means an intense attraction towards someone or (sometimes) something. While hots is often used to suggest a sexual attraction, it can just mean a strong interest in someone or an intense urge to eat or have something. For example:
  • Jo has really got the hots for Sam.
  • I've really got the hots for pizza right now!
  • Since she passed her test, she's had the hots for a Corvette!

Heroes of the Storm

In gaming, HOTS means "Heroes of the Storm." In this context, HOTS is a multiplayer online battle arena video game, published by Blizzard Entertainment, in 2015. For a full list of gaming terms, check out our glossary.

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When I write HOTS, I mean this:

meaning of HOTS

"Intense Attraction"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Intense Attraction" is, by far, the most common meaning for HOTS when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Intense Attraction
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Heroes of the Storm " is another common definition for HOTS.
Definition:Heroes of the Storm
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of HOTS Used in a Text

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