hothead

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Etymology[edit]

From hot +‎ head. Compare English hotbrain (a hothead); Middle English hot-heorte, hat-heorte (anger), Old English hātheort (furious, angry, irascible, passionate, ardent, literally hot-heart).

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hothead (plural hotheads)

  1. (pejorative) 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.
  2. One who reacts quickly and without thinking carefully first
    Someone get this hothead out of here.

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