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thot (

adjective acronym; other word formation type
gender neutral term that describes someone who acts in promiscuous ways that are not socially acceptable
 
This word came to life in the 2012s from Chicago’s rap music. It is mostly used among teenage African Americans. It is a derogatory term. Because of its increased prominence in rap music, the word has become more common. In addition, its increased use is also due to social media. Social media has allowed it to become a more common word with no apparent origin. It is possible that this term was born through social media.
Etymology : Apparently, thot is an acronym for “that hoe over there”. It is possible that it may have come from another derogatory slang word “hoe”.
Source : social media post on Instagram. 11/28/2019.
Last modified: 12 December 2019


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