the words meaning is a long time. if you aint seen someone in a while or if you aint been someplace in a while or done something in a while it will a hot minute. it can mean in years months weeks or days. just means awhile
i have not seen you in a hot minute.

damn boy i aint been up here in a hot minute.

i have not played basketball in a hot min.
by Vicky S November 18, 2004
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Typically longer than the slang "minute" the hot minute is defined as a very long time. Usually between a two to twenty years.
"He been in jail for a hot minute"
by The Raven July 15, 2003
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A period of time, usually ranging from a few months to a few years.
by J_Bizzle December 19, 2003
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term used to describe a 'shortish' period of time, but not literally 60 seconds.
Woman: C'mon we have to go!
Man: Just give us a/one hot minute to finish this
by WillBill June 29, 2007
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It's perfectly obvious that a "hot minute" is a very SHORT period of time. I have no idea where some people have gotten the idea that it's a long period of time, which makes no sense whatsoever.
by ABC, 123, you and me December 11, 2020
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