red-hot mama

red-hot mama

A woman, especially an older woman, who is overtly or bawdily sexually alluring and exciting. Mike always gets so embarrassed when all the boys in his class start staring at his red-hot mama when she comes to pick him up from school. She prides herself as being a brazen, outgoing red-hot mama, regardless of her age or social status.
See also: 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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With his wired hair and popping blue-button eyes, he seems genuinely jazzed by life; she makes a truly red-hot mama in one torch song, "The Doctor's Wife.
turned Puccini's teenaged ex-geisha into something approaching a red-hot mama.
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Sophie Tucker was right when she said she was the last the red-hot mamas, and fans over SO will get a kick out of "Entirely Sophie," an engaging and warmhearted revue of the highlights and lowlifes of Tucker's 60 years in showbiz.