- an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead.
Origin of hotspur
- Sir HenryHotspur, 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
- Thomas,1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
- Walker,1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist.
- a male given name, form of Percival.
Examples from the Web for hotspur
Contemporary Examples of hotspur
Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?The Contraception Fight
February 9, 2012
Historical Examples of hotspur
Hotspur interrupts her by calling the servant and giving him orders.The Man Shakespeare
One condition she insisted on, however, namely, that Arthur should be her Hotspur.Evenings at Donaldson Manor
Maria J. McIntosh
Footnote 123: The whole of Anglesey was granted to Hotspur for life.
Hotspur must, therefore, have been born between the end of October 1365 and the end of October 1366.
I forgot to ask what you called him; I've named him Hotspur—he'll never be steady at his fences.Beyond
- an impetuous or fiery person
Word Origin for hotspur
- Harry Hotspur the nickname of Sir Henry PercySee Percy
- Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
- Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads