Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word het. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in het.
Definitions and meaning of het
Clipping of heterosexual.
het (countable and uncountable, pluralhets)
(countable, slang) A heterosexual person.
(uncountable, fandom slang) Fan fiction based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in an opposite-sex romantic and/or sexual relationship.
2005, Rhiannon Bury, Cyberspaces of Their Own: Female Fandoms Online, Peter Lang (2005), →ISBN, page 207:
Mary Ellen Curtin presented a paper at the 2002 Popular Culture Association conference in which she studied fanfiction archives to discover that black characters appeared far less in both het and slash fiction than white or even Latino/a characters.
2006, Catherine Driscoll, "One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance", in Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays (eds. Karen Hellekson & Kristina Busse), McFarland & Company (2006), →ISBN, page 84:
The vast majority of fan fiction is het or slash, and these types are usually defined against each other as approaches to romance and porn, marginalizing gen as something outside of the dominant concerns of fan fiction.
2010, Rebecca Ward Black, "Just Don't Call Them Cartoons: The New Literacy Spaces of Anime, Manga, and Fanfiction", in Handbook of Research on New Literacies (eds. Julie Coiro, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, & Donald J. Leu), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2010), →ISBN, page 595:
Other studies explore why some women write het, or fictions with heterosexual pairings of certain couples, within canons such as Star Trek Voyager that generally inspire slash fiction (Somogyi, 2002).
For more quotations using this term, see Citations:het.
het (comparativemore het, superlativemost het)
Strong conjugation of heat
(dialect)simple past tense and past participle of heat
From Middle Dutchdat, which was contracted to 't in usual speech. This form was later interpreted as being the same as the neuter pronoun het (etymology 2, see below), which was contracted in the same way. This then led to the modern merge with het, which some might see as being unetymological.
the (the neuter definite article)
From Middle Dutchhet, hit, from Old Dutchit, hit, from Proto-Germanic*it, *hit.
it; third-person singular, neuter, subjective
Het is een mooi huis, maar een beetje klein.
It is a nice house, but a little small.
it; third-person singular, neuter, objective
Kun je het goed zien?
Can you see it well?
Ik doe het als jij het wilt.
I'll do it if you want it. (i.e. "if you want me to")
Het katje heeft honger, geef het een boterham.
The small cat is hungry, give it a sandwich.
Het is laat.
It is late.
Het regent alweer.
It's raining again.
Hoe gaat het?
How is it going?
This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart er. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.
In a double-object construction with another pronoun, het is generally the direct object but precedes the other pronoun: Geef het hem terug!(“Give it back to him!”). Compare regional English Give it him back!. This is different from other neuter pronouns, which usually follow the indirect object: Geef hem dat terug!(“Give that back to him!”)
Jersey Dutch: hät, it
he with standard nominative plural suffix -t.
IPA(key): /ˈhet/, [ˈhe̞t̪]
(personal, dialectal) they (only of people).
From Hebrewחי״ת (khet).
IPA(key): /ˈhe(ː)t/, [ˈhe̞(ː)t̪]
heth (eighth letter of the Hebrew and Phoenician scripts and the Northwest Semitic abjad)
From Old Dutchhit, it, from Proto-Germanic*hit, *it.
Dutch: het (only the pronoun; the definite article is a weakened form of dat)
“het”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “het”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN
Alternative form of heed
(of adjective) heit (Nynorsk also)
(of verb) hette
From Old Norseheitr
het (neuter singularhett, definite singular and pluralhete, comparativehetere, indefinite superlativehetest, definite superlativeheteste)
hot (most senses)
simple past of hete (Etymology 3)
“het” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
past tense ofheitaandheite
first/third-person singular preterite of hātan
From Proto-West Germanic*hait. Compare Old Englishhāt, Old Frisianhēt, Old High Germanheiz, Old Norseheitr.
Middle Low German: hēt
Low German: het, heet, hitt
From Old Swedishhēter, from Old Norseheitr, from Proto-Germanic*haitaz.
het (comparativehetare, superlativehetast)
hot; having a very high temperature
hot; (of food) spicy
(slang) hot; physically very attractive
hot; popular, in demand.
(of high temperature): (mycket) varm
(of high temperature):iskall, kall, kylig, sval
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
imperative of heta.
Borrowed from Old Englishhætt.
hetf (pluralhetiau, not mutable)
R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “het”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
From Middle Englishhete, from Old Englishhǣtu.
Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith