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Ok, I found the sentence

Why we get cranky when it's hot out

on the internet, but I'm not sure what the word "hot out" mean?

Does it mean "hot out there"?

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    It means it's hot outside, i.e., not indoors. – Robusto Jul 19 '15 at 13:19
  • It means you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. – Hot Licks Jul 19 '15 at 13:25
  • It should be noted that the original phrase, before it was edited by a 3rd party, was all leading caps, suggesting that it was from the title of an article, not normal text. This is one reason why the phrase is so terse. – Hot Licks Jul 20 '15 at 3:11
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1. "It's hot out" uses the impersonal "it" and is similar to "It is raining."

2. "out" refers specifically to the temperature in the open, i.e. outside of buildings or covered shaded areas.

Paraphrases

The temperature is very high on the outside of the (shady or air-conditioned) place where I am currently situated.

or more simply

The outdoors temperature is very high around here.

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It should have probably been:

Why we get cranky when it's hot outside.

  • Why "should"? It's hot out is idiomatic in both British and American English. – choster Jul 20 '15 at 3:16

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