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hotspur

[hot-spur] /ˈhɒtˌspɜr/
noun
1.
an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; after Sir Henry Percy, to whom it was applied as a nickname
Related forms
hotspurred, adjective

Percy

[pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/
noun
1.
Sir Henry ("Hotspur") 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2.
Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
3.
Walker, 1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist.
4.
a male given name, form of Percival.
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-spur

hotspur

/ˈhɒtˌspɜː/
noun
1.
an impetuous or fiery person
Word Origin
C15: from Hotspur, nickname of Sir Henry Percy

Hotspur

/ˈhɒtˌspɜː/
noun
1.
Harry Hotspur, the nickname of Sir Henry Percy See Percy

Percy

/ˈpɜːsɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2.
Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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