a person, thing, or situation in such a state of disarray or disapproval by peers, often in reference to physical appearance, perceived to be disastrously embarrassing, pitiful, or beyond repair.
"catherine's hot." "yeah, a hot mess."
by khwot December 12, 2011
That girl that never has her keys, wallet, or phone. But, somehow has her life in order. It doesn't work out for anyone else, but she pulls it off looking sexy as hell.
Did you see that girl in Biology today?

The one with the latte and shit falling out of her backpack?
Yeah. How does she get such good grades. She is the biggest hot mess I know.
by hotmess101 September 22, 2011
1.when someone's physical appearance is so bad it offends the viewer
2.when a problem or situation is past the point of fixing
1.Ohhh not that she came out the house looking a hot mess.
2.I'm not even in that hot mess
by KIYA AND MONTY March 14, 2005
Typically referred to a female's hair being out of regulations or generally messy. It could also refer to not being prepared, clumsy, and just all round scatter brained.
"Hey SSgt Brown you better fix your bun, you look like a hot mess right now."

"I hate it when Senior Airman Robin gives briefings he's always a hot mess."
by Aeroach May 12, 2014
An intoxicated attractive girl dressed in a sexy outfit and heels that make her unbalanced dancing seductively while acting very drunk. Often seen stumbling outside of bars/clubs, slurred speech and unable to keep eyes open for long periods of time.
Stumblin' but yeah you still lookin hella fine. Keep doin' what your doin' and I'ma make you mine. Well you're a HOT MESS and I'm fallin' for you. And I'm like "hot damn, lemme make you my boo." 'Cuz you can shake it, shake it, shake it. Yeah you know what to do. You're a hot mess. I'm lovin' it hell yes!

- Cobra Starship "Hot Mess"
by HotMessYes November 23, 2009
1.When one looks like wreck but it looks good.
2. You look just plain horrible.
"I have sex hair." "Yeah, you look like a hot mess, it's sexy."

-Christian Siriano used this term a lot on the hit show "Project Runway"
-Also name of popular clips made by Obie (obieaccessories.com)
by Les.Urbain.Filles June 04, 2009
An hot girl who is looking like she has been drinking and doing blow for 36 straight.
(Lindsay Lohan) is a hot mess
by wpnsidej April 06, 2010

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