hot-blood·​ed ˈhät-ˈblə-dəd How to pronounce hot-blooded (audio)
: easily excited : passionate
of a horse : having Arab or Thoroughbred ancestors
hot-bloodedness noun

Examples of hot-blooded in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hot-blooded was circa 1616

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“Hot-blooded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: easily excited : passionate
hot-bloodedness noun
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