hothead

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

Definition of hothead

: a hotheaded person

Examples of hothead in a Sentence

Working on the project with such a hothead has been unpleasant.
Recent Examples on the Web Harvick, a young hothead and former high school wrestler from Bakersfield, California, replaced Earnhardt and became something of a savior for a Richard Childress Racing team that could have collapsed. orlandosentinel.com, 10 Oct. 2021 Harvick, a young hothead and former high school wrestler from Bakersfield, Calif., replaced Earnhardt and became something of a savior for a Richard Childress Racing team that could have collapsed. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2021 Less compelling is Tse’s rivalry with Dai Mah’s eldest son, Rambo (Sung Kang), a hothead whose volatility and relationship with jealous girlfriend Shih (Devon Diep) have become a liability. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 22 Sep. 2021 Josh is also the most innocuous, non-threatening version of a hothead. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021 Compared to Tokyo, Denver (Jaime Lorente), and the others, Lisbon isn't as much of a hothead. Alamin Yohannes, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Orton was a bit of a hothead and got in a few in-game altercations during games in China. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 25 July 2021 Season 1 finds hothead team captain Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), once a powerhouse, past his prime and too defined by his past to imagine life after football. Judy Berman, Time, 19 July 2021 Bickle has shown over the decades a tendency to be a hothead, and his antics can rub some spectators the wrong way. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2021

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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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22 Oct 2021

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“Hothead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hothead. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for hothead

hothead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hothead

: a person who gets angry easily : a hotheaded person

hothead

noun
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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