an impetuous or short-tempered person.
an excitable or fiery person
“short-tempered person,” 1650s, from hot in the figurative sense + head (n.); Johnson’s dictionary also lists hotmouthed “headstrong, ungovernable;” Elizabethan English had hot-brain “hothead” (c.1600); and Old English had hatheort “anger, rage,” literally “hot heart.”
[hot-hed-id] /ˈhɒtˈhɛd ɪd/ adjective 1. or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash: Hotheaded people shouldn’t drive cars. 2. easily angered; quick to take offense.
[hot-hed-id] /ˈhɒtˈhɛd ɪd/ adjective 1. or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash: Hotheaded people shouldn’t drive cars. 2. easily angered; quick to take offense. adjective 1. impetuous, rash, or hot-tempered
[hot-hous] /ˈhɒtˌhaʊs/ noun, plural hothouses [hot-hou-ziz] /ˈhɒtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. an artificially heated greenhouse for the cultivation of tender plants. adjective 2. of, relating to, or noting a plant grown in a hothouse, or so fragile as to be capable of being grown only in a hothouse. 3. overprotected, artificial, or unnaturally delicate. /ˈhɒtˌhaʊs/ […]
noun 1. a lamb born in the fall or early winter, usually reared indoors, specially fed, and marketed when from 9 to 16 weeks of age.