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.

Nearby words

  1. hot water,
  2. hot well,
  3. hot yoga,
  4. hot zone,
  5. hot-air balloon,
  6. hot-bulb engine,
  7. hot-button,
  8. hot-cathode tube,
  9. hot-comb,
  10. hot-desking

Origin of hot-blooded

First recorded in 1590–1600

Related formshot-blood·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for hot-blooded



passionate or excitable
(of a horse) being of thoroughbred stock
Derived Formshot-bloodedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for hot-blooded



"passionate," 1590s; a relic of medieval physiology theory.

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