Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 7 months ago

What does "steamy streets" mean?

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  • 7 months ago
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    There is a second possible meaning besides steam rising off the streets. "Steamy" indicates heat, but "hot" can also have sexual overtones. "Steamy" is sometimes used to describe the less reputable side of town. Depending on context, "steamy streets" could have hookers standing on corners on the bad side of town.

    Isn't it interesting how context can so completely change the meaning? Steam rising off the streets after a light rain is almost poetic. You can almost see a rainbow overhead. Compare that to the seedy side of town. Context is everything.

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  • 7 months ago

    I agree with Paul's answer.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It means steam is coming up off the streets.

    For example, after it rains, when the streets are wet, and then the sun comes out and the water turns to steam, then we have “steamy streets”.

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