hotter etymology

English word hotter comes from English hot, Proto-Indo-European *kʷewd-, and later Proto-Germanic *huttōną (To run, hasten.)

Detailed word origin of hotter

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hot English (eng) (incomparable) Electrically charged.. (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20thc.]. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19thc.]. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.. (of an object) Having a high temperature.. (of food) Spicy.. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.. (slang) [...]
*kʷewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kudnéh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*huttōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To run, hasten.
hotter English (eng) (UK, slang) One who steals a vehicle in order to joyride. (UK, dialect, North England, dated) To vibrate; to rattle.