hot·​blood ˈhät-ˌbləd How to pronounce hotblood (audio)
: one that is hot-blooded
especially : one having strong passions or a quick temper
: a strong-willed, spirited horse (such as a Thoroughbred or Arabian horse) that is noted for its speed and agility

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hotblood was in 1798

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“Hotblood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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