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English definition of “hot pants”

hot pants

noun [plural]     /ˈhɒt.pænts/ US  /ˈhɑːt-/
very small , tight shorts (= short trousers ) worn by women: A young woman in sequinned hot pants strode past.
(Definition of hot pants noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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