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hothead

[hot-hed] /ˈhɒtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
an impetuous or short-tempered person.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; hot + head
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British Dictionary definitions for hot heads

hothead

/ˈhɒtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
an excitable or fiery person
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Word Origin and History for hot heads

hothead

n.

"short-tempered person," 1650s, from hot in the figurative sense + head (n.); Johnson's dictionary also lists hotmouthed "headstrong, ungovernable;" Elizabethan English had hot-brain "hothead" (c.1600); and Old English had hatheort "anger, rage," literally "hot heart."

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Slang definitions & phrases for hot heads

hothead

noun
  1. An irascible person; one quick to anger;
  2. A fanatical, emotional person; fiery militant (1660+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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