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Contrary to the negative definitions. A Hot Mess is a person that can be a funny, whitted, not trend style dressed person. She/He can hold their humor even when in the worst/most awkward of circumstances just to make others laugh.

Meaning: They are just "somthin' else!" Crazy, whacky, odd, funn, out going, they could care less about what they look like to other people. The General Shit talkers attitude or no shit takers. Could be an atractive person, but to a Hot mess, who cares because they just don't care about impressions and looks ans long as it's a funny one.
(IM Conversation)
Punkin: Girl what you doing? Get Off here-lol!
Kel: Hows about I come over their and get on you!
Punkin: ROTFLMAO Girl You a Hot Mess!
Kel: I know. Hows work?
Punkin: Still stuck here.
Kel: 3 more mis and your work day is over. have a good night!
Punkin: You too girl.

Or

bro: Damn girl you lookin fine, why don't you hop in my ride and we'll go put some cavssia on ice.
Me: Bro you are out yo mind. I know what you diggin' your sliz nizzle in my tacizzle hommie. No can do! I've gotta man that keeps me satisfied 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. I don't need nona dat creepin around my what what or you starin at my butt nut.
bro: lol Girl you a Hot mess.
Me: I know bro.
 
1.
When ones thoughts or appearance are in a state of disarray but they maintain an undeniable attractiveness or beauty.
Although Nichole had just awaken, her boyfriend thought she was stunning - she was a hot mess.
by pounce February 13, 2007
 
2.
Defined, "hot messes" refers to when a "person's appearance is in a state of total disarray while still maintaining an undeniable attractiveness" & allure.

Hot messes' are appealing for a variety of reasons, most notably because they're generally unexpected, capricious, & agonizingly provocative. Additionally, numerous contingent factors make duplication rare and continual repetition virtually impossible.

No one set of guidelines can perpetually determine what distinguishes a "hot mess" from an above-average train wreck. Regardless of the circumstances, you know it when you see it; because they are typically conspicuous, and obviously they are always awesome.

**The term "hot mess" can also characterize a unique setting or situation, although in this context the usage parameters become more difficult to quantify.
Justin: "Did you see Molly this morning? We partied all night and she ended up passing out on the lawn."
Eric: "Yea, she came in this morning to find the rest of her clothes. She looked terrible, and awesome."
Justin: "Damn, hot messes' like that don't come around very often."
by jbalbs@kstate January 17, 2011
 
3.
a derogatory term describing a situation, behavior, appearance, etc. that is disastrously bad. Think "faux pas" but times ten. Possible origin is literal (think, steaming dogpile).
"She got up on stage and tried to sing Beyonce's "Dangerously In Love" but her performance was a hot mess."

"Girl came in to school this morning looking a hot mess, her hair all jacked up and slouchin' in house shoes."
by nikflorida February 25, 2007
 
4.
An attractive person, generally female, that repeatedly engages in situations which could negatively impact his or her social, mental, societal, and legal reputation. Examples include, repeated and excessive alcohol and/or drug consumption, a habit of being ejected from drinking establishments, a general disregard for the law concerning public safety, petty theft from convenience stores/supermarkets, and a voice that is about 3 decibels louder than everyone else.
Friend: Wanna hang out with **** tonight?
You: You know, I love her to death but she's such a hot mess when she drinks

Friend: I just can't get that chick out of my head. I mean, I know she's a total hot mess, but I dig it.
You: Beware
by Gullek October 06, 2010
 
5.
A state of disarray so chaotic that it's dizzying to look at. A mess that is beyond the normal range of disarray. Visual clutter that draws attention to itself.
When the Project Runway contestant showed a garment made out of multicolored plush animals tied together with yarn, Heide Klum declared, "It's a hot mess!"
by JavaJaneOhio November 04, 2010
 
6.
HOTMESS: you have gone above and beyond being a mess. You attract attention to yourself in such a displeasing way, people can't help but to clown the shit out of you. It's a shame your friends let you out the house like that.
ex: "That girls weave look like spools of yarn on her head...that shit is a HOTMESS!"
by Janelle A. July 16, 2006
 
7.
When someone's life is a mess but they are still super hot.

Britney Spears is a Hot Mess.
by Gina Lola September 03, 2007