What does the term hot chips mean?
Does the word hot mean that they are served hot (referring to their temperature), or rather that they are spicy (or sprinkled with chilli)?
The answers are very appreciated.
Edit: I live in a non-English speaking country, saw the term in a book and need to find a term in my local language. The text was on a board which the owner put on their "hot chip stand". I am not sure if the word is used to emphasize the temperature (meaning that they are fresh, just prepared) or a taste variant.
Edit 2: The text is in Australian English, i.e. the author refers to French fries (or pommes frites). Frankly, I've never seen them with chilly, in our country, they are sold with mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise. On the other hand, they are always sold hot and in my opinion there is no need to emphasize this fact. And this is the reason of my confusion.