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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



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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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.
After an excellent voyage the Hotspur landed us at Sydney, where Evans and I changed our names and made our way to the diggings, where, among the crowds who were gathered from all nations, we had no difficulty in losing our former identities.
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.
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