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trigger–happy

adjective trig·ger–hap·py \-ˌha-pē\

: eager to fire a gun

Full Definition of TRIGGER-HAPPY

1
:  irresponsible in the use of firearms; especially :  inclined to shoot before clearly identifying the target
2
a :  inclined to be irresponsible in matters that might precipitate war
b :  aggressively belligerent in attitude

First Known Use of TRIGGER-HAPPY

1943

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