A person who's physically/sexually very attractive, but an emotional/psychological disaster area. Extremely charismatic in short bursts; typically but not necessarily great in the sack; impossible to live with. Male Patron Saint: Tom Cruise. Female Patron Saint: Lindsay Lohan/Winona Ryder (tie).
"Did you see those side boob pics of LiLo going into rehab?"

"She looked great in court, too. Man, she is one hot mess."
by SmallieBiggs May 31, 2013

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An attractive person whose life is a disater and may lose interest in keeping up his/her apperance.
Britney Spears is in rehab again. She's such a hot mess.
by Kay B. September 23, 2008

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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

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A person - more often female, but can be male, who as a result of questionable decisions - often regarding relationships with others or personal behavior - is, or has the strong potential to be, in some sort of trouble.
"That girl's drinking and partying all night while neglecting her husband and kids. She just doesn't seem to care about her work or friends either - she's a hot mess."
by greenberyl September 16, 2013

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When one's appearance and behaviour gradually sink into chaotic disarray, usually accompanied by an ever increasing consumption of alcohol.
Michael: I've never seen anyone drink so much. She's destroyed! Natasha's a fucking hot mess!
by mirrorframe October 23, 2009

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When you usually do not care about your appearance yet you are still attractive
Damn, that girl Tiffany always looks like a hot mess!
by shadysarah February 18, 2015

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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

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