red-hot mama

red-hot mama

n. an exciting woman; a sexually exciting or excited woman. I’m no red-hot mama, just a country girl.
See also: mama

red-hot mama

A woman who is sexy in a flashy and obvious way. The phrase reached its maximum popularity through an early 20th-century entertainer named Sophie Tucker, who billed herself as “the Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (history fails to reveal who was the first). Nothing about her was shy or demure—one of her songs began, “You've got to see Mama ev'ry night or you can't see Mama at all.” As a description of a woman who appealed to male carnal appetites, the phrase was used by men and often, like Ms. Tucker, by the women themselves.
See also: mama
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Songs such as I'd Like to Be Red-Hot Mama If I Hadn't Got These Varicose Veins gradually gave way to full blown sketches such as: How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Opera, For Loud Singers With No Brains (including the mythical operetta The Prince of Philadelphia).
turned Puccini's teenaged ex-geisha into something approaching a red-hot mama.
People named it Album of the Week (over Dogstar, Motley Crue and Steve Earle) proclaiming, "The first of the new red-hot mamas," while Teen People hailed her as "Bonnie Raitt with a twang" and Rolling Stone Online raved, "Jo Dee Messina has done well for herself in the world of country music: No.
People named it Album of the Week (over Dogstar, Motley Crue and Steve Earle) proclaiming, "The first of the new red-hot mamas," while Teen People hailed her as "Bonnie Rait with a twang" and Rolling Stone Online raved, "Jo Dee Messina has done well for herself in the world of country music: No.
People named it Album of the Week (over Dogstar, Motley Crue and Steve Earle) proclaiming, "The first of the new red-hot mamas," while Teen People hailed her "Bonnie Raitt with a twang" and Rolling Stone Online raved "Jo Dee Messina has done well for herself in the world of country music: No.