trigger-happy

adjective
trig·ger-hap·py | \ ˈtri-gər-ˌha-pē \

Definition of trigger-happy 

1 : irresponsible in the use of firearms especially : inclined to shoot before clearly identifying the target

2a : inclined to be irresponsible in matters that might precipitate war

b : aggressively belligerent in attitude

First Known Use of trigger-happy

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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trigger-happy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of trigger-happy

: eager to fire a gun

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