- excitable; impetuous.
- ardent, passionate, or virile.
- adventuresome, exciting, or characterized by adventure and excitement.
- (of livestock) of superior or pure breeding.
- (of horses) being a Thoroughbred or having Arab blood.
Origin of hot-blooded
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for hot-blooded
Before this hot-blooded sale, the closest anyone ever came was a $140-million purchase in 2006, and it was a Jackson Pollock.David Choe, Facebook’s Millionaire Graffiti Artist
February 3, 2012
The ex-speaker's hot-blooded defense of his messy personal life has clicked with angry GOP voters.Impetuous Record Aids Newt Gingrich With Angry GOP Voters
January 23, 2012
He was young, and he was hot-blooded—he was really of the South.A Spirit in Prison
Dumoulin was hot-blooded, noisy, unmethodical, always in a state of fuss and fume!A Nest of Spies
He had guessed what work it was that the hot-blooded Russian had remained to do.The Grell Mystery
I know he is a hot-blooded old reprobate—that father of yours.Dross
Henry Seton Merriman
Some are born phlegmatic, some are passionate and hot-blooded.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- passionate or excitable
- (of a horse) being of thoroughbred stock
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Word Origin and History for hot-blooded
"passionate," 1590s; a relic of medieval physiology theory.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper