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
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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
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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
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Someone or Something that is such a mess... the level of it, is off of the charts. It's past pathetic, past pitiful. It's to the point you almost have to walk away to keep from bustin a gut. Hot messes can exist in levels.

i.e. Hot Mess, Hot Fuckin Mess
by Erik Waugh August 02, 2005
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1. a person that looks just pitiful
2. a person who looks as if they've been to hell and back
That girl looked like a hot mess after she woke up from her long slumber.
by Bnugg December 28, 2003
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An attractive person, usually female, whose appearance is detrimentally affected by their level of drunkenness.
Girl, you had a lot to drink. By the end of the night, you were a hot mess.
by Siddahleigh February 13, 2009
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