hothead
noun Date: 1660 a hotheaded person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hothead — short tempered person, 1650s, from HOT (Cf. hot) in the figurative sense + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.); Johnson s dictionary also lists hotmouthed headstrong, ungovernable; Elizabethan English had hot brain hothead (c.1600); and O.E. had hatheort anger …   Etymology dictionary

  • hothead — ► NOUN ▪ an impetuous or quick tempered person. DERIVATIVES hot headed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hothead — [hät′hed΄] n. a hotheaded person …   English World dictionary

  • hothead — [[t]hɒ̱thed[/t]] hotheads N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a hothead, you are criticizing them for acting too quickly, without thinking of the consequences. He is a hothead and a bully just like his dad …   English dictionary

  • hothead — UK [ˈhɒtˌhed] / US [ˈhɑtˌhed] noun [countable] Word forms hothead : singular hothead plural hotheads someone who easily gets angry or excited, and does things without thinking about the result …   English dictionary

  • hothead — n Easily angered person. Reba is such a hothead she flew off the handle when I told her she was gaining weight. 1660s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hothead — See a hothead …   English idioms

  • hothead — /hot hed /, n. an impetuous or short tempered person. [1650 60; HOT + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • hothead — noun One who angers easily or goes in search of arguments or fights. The club was full of eager young hotheads who never seemed to be able to agree on anything …   Wiktionary

  • hothead — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Tartar, Young Turk, bear, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brute, crank, crosspatch, demon, devil, dragon, feist, fiend, fire eater, firebrand, fury, goon, gorilla, grizzly bear, grouch, gunsel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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