'Hot as Hell': Definition, Meaning and Examples

By Shanea Patterson, updated on March 31, 2023

Has someone said that they’re ‘hot as hell’? Are you wondering what they meant? In this article, we’ll look at the definition, meaning, and origin. You’ll also see examples of the phrase in a sentence.

In short, Hot as hell’ means:

  •  Something (or someone) is extremely hot, either in temperature or in looks. It could also be used to describe the spiciness of a specific type of food.

Essentially, it’s used to describe anything that could be described as hot in the extreme.

What Does ‘Hot as Hell’ Mean?

‘Hot as hell’ means extremely hot or very beautiful. It can be used to describe a plate of spicy food or a beautiful woman.

It can also mean that the temperature in a room is very high.

Juicy J has a song called ‘Hot as Hell’ in which he recites the lyrics:

  • ‘I’m hot as hell (I’m hot as hell), I’m hot as hell (I’m hot as hell), I’m hot as hell on these streets, I’m hot as hell (I’m hot as hell).’

In the song, he’s referring to himself as being ‘hot as hell,’ meaning he’s attractive and cool.

In the cult classic movie Friday (1995), as Craig and Smokey are sitting out on Craig’s front stoop, Craig says to Smokey:

‘It’s hot as hell out here.’

And that makes sense since they live in California, and it appears to be a summer day since one neighbor, in particular, seems to be showing off a lot more skin than Craig’s mom appreciates in a later scene.

Where Does ‘Hot as Hell’ Come From? 

The phrase ‘hot as hell’ comes from the Bible and the concept of hell. If you know anything about the Bible, you know that if you don’t follow what it says and do make things right with God, you’ll go to hell and burn for eternity. At least, that’s what people of the Christian faith believe.

Since we know that hell is described as a place filled with fire where you’ll burn for eternity for your sins committed on earth, people have begun comparing things that are hot here on earth with the hottest place we can all imagine – hell.

It’s a pit of fire, so why not use hell as a metaphor (or as part of a simile) for any and everything hot we can think of?

Even beautiful girls are ‘hot as hell.’

Examples of ‘Hot as Hell’ in Sentences 

How would you use ‘hot as hell’ in a sentence?

Let’s look at some examples:

  • This has been the hottest summer on record in New York so far. It’s been hot as hell all summer long. I can’t wait till it cools down in the fall. This is just unbearable.
  • I’m so grateful to be with my wife. She’s hot as hell, and I deserve someone like her. I mean, I’m not as good-looking as her, but I feel like I can bring other things to the table.
  • I realized that it’s going to be hot as hell this spring break. I want to take the family on vacation. I don’t know where I want to go, but I just need to get out of town.
  • We have to be careful about where we go this year. Last year, it was hot as hell in Brazil. We can’t do a tropical location in the summer anymore. It’s just too hot.
  • My girlfriend is hot as hell. You haven’t met her yet, but you’ll think the same once you do meet her. She’s also really nice and fun to be around.
  • There are other things to eat here. I know that most of it is hot as hell, but I think the rice and the potatoes are fine. Go grab a plate before it’s all gone.
  • It’s always hot as hell in my mother’s house. She never has the AC running, and she refuses to open the windows because she’s afraid of burglars. I don’t know what to tell her.
  • We had to open the windows in my high school English classroom every day once it started getting warmer outside. It was always hot as hell in there. We always felt like we were suffocating in there. I’m so glad the school’s been updated since then.

Other Ways to Say ‘Hot as Hell’

What other words or phrases convey the same meaning as ‘hot as hell’?

Let’s see some examples:

  • Very hot
  • Boiling hot
  • Sweltering
  • Piping hot
  • Hot as blazes
  • Searing
  • Super hot
  • Ultra hot
  • Fiery
  • Burning hot
  • Extremely hot
  • Oven-like
  • Flaming hot
  • Red-hot
  • Torrid
  • Broiling
  • Fervid
  • Scorching hot
  • Overheated
  • Hotter than hell
  • Burning hot
  • Too hot to handle
  • Cute
  • Beautiful
  • Gorgeous
  • Sexy
  • Pretty
  • Good-looking
  • Appealing
  • Delightful
  • Very attractive
  • Fine
  • Fetching
  • Comely
  • Fair
  • Enchanting
  • Alluring
  • Ravishing
  • Adorable
  • Nice-looking
  • Captivating
  • Desirable
  • Stunning
  • Easy on the eyes
  • Stunner
  • Dime piece
  • Fire
  • Brolic (for men)
  • A perfect ten
  • A looker

Final Thoughts on ‘Hot as Hell’

To recap, we learned the following:

In short:

  • Hot as hell’ means that something (or someone) is extremely hot either in temperature or in looks. It could also be used to describe the spiciness of a specific type of food.

Remember, it’s used to describe anything that could be described as hot in the extreme.

If you ever get stuck on anything, you can always come back to review what you learned. We’ve also got a ton of other content dedicated to explaining common idioms that you might find helpful while you’re learning the language. Go check it out anytime you need to.

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Written By:
Shanea Patterson
Shanea Patterson is a writer based in New York and loves writing for brands big and small. She has a master's degree in professional writing from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Mercy College.

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