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an impetuous or fiery person
[C15: from Hotspur, nickname of Sir Henry Percy]


(Biography) Harry Hotspur the nickname of Sir Henry Percy. See Percy1
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an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead.
[1425–75; late Middle English; after Sir Henry Percy, to whom it was applied as a nickname]
hot′spurred`, adj.
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Noun1.Hotspur - English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
2.hotspur - a rash or impetuous person
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
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References in classic literature ?
The next day Hotspur, that was his name, came home; he was a fine brown horse, without a white hair in him, as tall as Captain, with a very handsome head, and only five years old.
Hotspur thought it a great come-down to be a cab-horse, and was disgusted at standing in the rank, but he confessed to me at the end of the week that an easy mouth and a free head made up for a great deal, and after all, the work was not so degrading as having one's head and tail fastened to each other at the saddle.
Next day we were picked up by the brig Hotspur, bound for Australia, whose captain found no difficulty in believing that we were the survivors of a passenger ship which had foundered.
On this last subject, he was now labouring with Athelstane, not without having reason, every now and then, to lament, like Hotspur, that he should have moved such a dish of skimmed milk to so honourable an action.
This latter device was sometimes adopted at considerable violence to probability, as when Shakspere makes Falstaff bear away Hotspur, and Hamlet, Polonius.
Even Hotspur, one would think, must have been patient in his slippers on a warm hearth, taking copious snuff, and sipping gratuitous brandy-and-water.
A week is a long time in football and after a day to forget in East Anglia against Norwich City, Newcastle United responded valiantly in their trip to face Tottenham Hotspur in North London.
From an unemployed, ex-prisoner to a rising star at Sainsbury's, Jordan Mattis tells us how signing with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation provided a lifeline and transformed his life.
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Philam Life kicks football clinic into high gear with Tottenham Hotspur coaches !-- -- ( - May 28, 2019 - 4:21pm MANILA, Philippines span calibri Philam Life, the country's premier life insurance company, recently brought to Manila coaches from the world-famous Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to conduct a football clinic for high school students.
Starting line-ups for the Champions League semi-final, second leg between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday (kick-off 10pm EAT Ajax lead 1-0 on aggregate):Ajax (4-3-3)Andre Onana Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs de Ligt (capt), Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico Lasse Schoene, Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong Hakim Ziyech, Duasn Tadic, David NeresCoach: Erik ten Hag (NED)Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1)Hugo Lloris (capt) Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura Son Heung-minCoach: Mauricio Pochettino (ARG)Referee: Felix Brych (GER)