collar

[ kol-er ]
/ ˈkɒl ər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Metalworking. (of a piece being rolled) to wrap itself around a roller.

Idioms

    hot under the collar, Informal. angry; excited; upset.

Origin of collar

1250–1300; Middle English coler < Anglo-French; Old French colier < Latin collāre neckband, collar, equivalent to coll(um) neck + -āre, neuter (as noun) of -āris -ar1; spelling later conformed to Latin (cf. -ar2)

Related forms

col·lar·less, adjectiveun·col·lar, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for hot under the collar

collar

/ (ˈkɒlə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for collar

C13: from Latin collāre neckband, neck chain, collar, from collum neck
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Idioms and Phrases with hot under the collar (1 of 2)

hot under the collar


Angry, as in She is quick to get hot under the collar, but once the problem is ironed out she forgets it entirely. This expression alludes to the heat of anger. [c. 1900]

Idioms and Phrases with hot under the collar (2 of 2)

collar


see hot under the collar.

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