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February 27, 2022

Hotheaded /hätˌhedəd/ adj.

Definition:  The word of the day today is typically associated with people who are known to anger or get irritated easily. It describes someone who is naturally impulsive or quick-tempered. 

You’ve also probably heard someone use this word to describe other family members in heated situations or regarding sensitive discussions: hotheaded.

Etymology: The word hotheaded stems from the Old English versions of the word in the 1650s. Hot was typically meant to mean “full of sexual desire, or lustful” and was typically used figuratively, paired with the word head. Head has Old English roots, which means “top of the body.”

In a Sentence

I would only consider myself hotheaded when I’m busy working, and my kids or my partner decide to bother me; they can clearly see I’m busy.

Would you consider yourself to be hotheaded, considering you throw a temper tantrum when you don’t get to watch TV and play video games?

Sometimes my boyfriend has such a hotheaded attitude that I feel like I’m walking on eggshells, and we can’t communicate.


Angry, Irrational, Emotional


Chill, Calm, Easy-Going


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