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
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
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
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
A wide range of attractive, beautiful women that usually has unlikeable characteristic such as mental or emotional issues and bad habits and that she might end up putting her friends or partner in an uncomfortable predicament. She is therefore treated as a person who nobody wants to take seriously.
Mike: I saw Diane sniffing all that junk herself last night in a friend's party when I accidentaly barged on the toilet.

Bryan: I used to have a crush on that girl back in high school. She was so hot with those pom-poms.

Mike: Still is, man. What a hot mess she's become though.
by The_Stranger August 08, 2012
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
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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