hot tamale

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hot tamale!

  1. An exclamation of surprise.
    Boy oh boy it’s cold today, hot tamale!

Noun[edit]

hot tamale (plural hot tamales)

  1. (US, informal) A physically attractive person.
    • 1978, Tom Reamy, Blind Voices
      "Isn't he the cutest thing?" she whispered to Evelyn. "Have you noticed? This place is absolutely crawling with gorgeous men. The ticket-taker, that Latin hot tamale..."
  2. (US, informal) A comical person or thing.
    He’s so funny; what a hot tamale he is!