See also: hot-headed
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead or hotheadedness; (of a person) easily excited or angered.
1816, Sir Walter Scott, chapter 1, in The Antiquary—Volume II:
- Such an opportunity can hardly again occur to an ancient and grey-haired man; and to see it lost by the madcap spleen of a hot-headed boy!
1919, Zane Grey, chapter 18, in The Desert of Wheat:
- "But I am!" flashed the young man, as if he had been misunderstood.
- "Listen. You're like all boys—hot-headed an' hasty. Let me talk a little," resumed Anderson.
2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.”
pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead; easily excited or angered