environment that favors rapid growth or development.
The riverside neighborhood was a hotbed of crime.
by Morgan Tierney October 31, 2006
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where one bed is shared by two people who work "shift work", they sleep at alternate times, as one wakes up, the other goes to sleep, hence having a "hot bed"
Sid drew the short straw and got the hot bed!
by longducdong August 16, 2010
a place where something is in abundance
The second level in thier latest game was a hotbed fopr glitches.
by The Return of Light Joker July 24, 2009
a place where an item or activity is extremely popular
North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana are hotbeds for the sport of basketball.
by hoopsjunkie December 26, 2011