hot·​head | \ ˈhät-ˌhed How to pronounce hothead (audio) \

Definition of hothead

: a hotheaded person

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Examples of hothead in a Sentence

Working on the project with such a hothead has been unpleasant.

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Seeing his extraordinary potential, D'Amato enrolled him in his gym and welcomed him in his home, determined to turn the mercurial hothead into a world champion. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes: Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Boxing Trainer in 'Cornerman'," 7 May 2018 Even so, Curtiz remained an explosive personality on the sets of his films, earning a reputation as a hothead. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / History The Music Box kicks off a season of Michael Curtiz revivals with the silent melodrama A Million Bid," 20 Apr. 2018 He isn’t known as a hothead, and his disciplinary record is pretty clean. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Union's Fafa Picault 'ready to get to it' as three-game suspension finally ends," 4 Apr. 2018 Perhaps in a new era of virtual reality, the costs of news production will rise, and so, too, will the barriers to entry, pushing the bloggers and political hotheads out of the game and restoring objectivity. Lee Drutman, New Republic, "Learning to Trust Again," 23 Feb. 2018 Coltish, feral and passionately in love, Mr. Grigolo’s Mario is a true hothead. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: The Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Overcomes Months of Chaos," 1 Jan. 2018 He’s disciplined and willing to fire a hothead like Anthony Scaramucci, whose personal agenda threatened to torch the White House. William Saletan, Slate Magazine, "The Selective Vigilance of John Kelly," 2 Aug. 2017 Other political hotheads: longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former President Bill Clinton. Sharon Coolidge,, "Cincinnati is doing well. Why isn't Mayor John Cranley more popular?," 18 Oct. 2017 Bob Corker is known around Washington as a sensible pragmatist, not a thin-skinned hothead. Philip Elliott, Time, "A 'Reality Show' White House: How Donald Trump Proved Bob Corker's Criticism Right," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hothead

1660, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hothead was in 1660

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English Language Learners Definition of hothead

informal : a person who gets angry easily : a hotheaded person


hot·​head | \ ˈhät-ˌhed How to pronounce hothead (audio) \

Kids Definition of hothead

: a person who is easily excited or angered

Other Words from hothead

hotheaded \ -​ˈhed-​əd \ adjective

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