hotspur

[ hot-spur ]
/ ˈhɒtˌspɜr /

noun

an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead.

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Origin of hotspur

1425–75; late Middle English; after Sir Henry Percy, to whom it was applied as a nickname

OTHER WORDS FROM hotspur

hotspurred, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hotspur (1 of 2)

hotspur
/ (ˈhɒtˌspɜː) /

noun

an impetuous or fiery person

Word Origin for hotspur

C15: from Hotspur, nickname of Sir Henry Percy

British Dictionary definitions for hotspur (2 of 2)

Hotspur
/ (ˈhɒtˌspɜː) /

noun

Harry Hotspur the nickname of Sir Henry PercySee Percy
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