Definition of Hotspur

1. Noun. English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403).

Exact synonyms: Harry Hotspur, Percy, Sir Henry Percy
Generic synonyms: Soldier



2. Noun. A rash or impetuous person.
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Venturer

Definition of Hotspur

1. n. A rash, hot-headed man.

2. a. Violent; impetuous; headstrong.

Definition of Hotspur

1. Noun. (archaic) Somebody who is rash, impetuous or impulsive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hotspur

1. a hothead [n -S] - See also: hothead

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hotspur

hotpress
hotpressed
hotpresser
hotpressers
hotpresses
hotpressing
hotrod
hotrodder
hotrodders
hotrods
hots
hotshot
hotshots
hotspot
hotspots
hotspur (current term)
hotspurs
hott
hotted
hottentot
hottentotism
hotter
hottered
hottering
hotters
hottest
hotties
hotting
hottings

Literary usage of Hotspur

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1. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"On the 2 1st October, 1399, hotspur was appointed Warden of the East March, ... In the course of the first year of the reign hotspur received the further ..."

2. Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485) by James Henry Ramsay (1892)
"Sir Henry On the 2ist October, 1399, hotspur was appointed Warden " hotspur" ... In the course of the first year of the reign hotspur received the further ..."

3. History of Scotland [1149-1603] by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1841)
"and the unwearied gallantry and military skill of hotspur were gradually gaining ground, when this brave leader, as he raised his visor for a moment to get ..."

4. History of Scotland [1149-1603] by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1845)
"hotspur and Douglas were reckoned two of the bravest knights then living, ... At one time he was in imminent danger; for hotspur and Douglas, ..."

5. The British Navy: Its Strength, Resources, and Administration by Thomas Brassey Brassey (1882)
"The ' hotspur,' the first ship which really fulfilled the idea of a ... The ' hotspur ' may be described as originally a monitor armed with a spur and with ..."

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