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hothead (n.)

"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."

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Definitions of hothead from WordNet

hothead (n.)
a belligerent grouch;
Synonyms: fire-eater
hothead (n.)
a reckless impetuous irresponsible person;
From wordnet.princeton.edu