adjectiveUS informal , dated
1Used as a term of approval: hotsy-totsy rhythms thrill the air
More example sentences
- Opening for them at l' Hémisphère Gauche are Edmonton's hotsy-totsy bass/drum duo Whitey Houston and Montreal's wizards of the tambourine, the Adam Brown.
- Then Besson wrote the story of a drug-addicted murderess who is transformed into a hotsy-totsy political assassin by some shadowy government agency.
- This time around, the action takes place at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and some characters have been tweaked, but only just (Wayne is now a stockcar driver, chanteuse Emily is a hotsy-totsy showgirl).
early 20th century: reduplication of hot, a fanciful formation by Billie de Beck (died 1942), US cartoonist.
Definition of hotsy-totsy in:
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