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A rash, impetuous person.‘On the one hand, planters have been depicted as perennial hotspurs - hard drinking, fast-living men whose hair-trigger tempers demonstrated little foresight and generated even less systematic thought.’
- ‘Even Rotary flourishes primarily as a Cause, as another opportunity for the Southerner to puff and prance and be a noble hotspur.’
- ‘The King's lunacy had in the meanwhile become so manifest that Prince William had to be installed as prince regent; the royal power was now in the hands of a tractable adherent of the aristocratic clique and of the military hotspurs.’
Late Middle English literally ‘a person whose spur is hot from rash or constant riding’.
the nickname of Sir Henry Percy (see Percy, Sir Henry)
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