Hotspur

Hotspur
Sir Henry Percy

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • Hotspur — Hot spur , n. [Hot + spur.] A rash, hot headed man. Holinshed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hotspur — Hot spur , Hotspurred Hot spurred , a. Violent; impetuous; headstrong. Spenser. Peacham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hotspur — (engl., spr. hottspör, »Heißsporn«), Hitzkopf, Brausekopf, Beiname Heinrich Percys in Shakespeares »Heinrich IV.«, 1. Teil …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hotspur — (engl., spr. hottspör), Heißsporn, Hitzkopf …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • hotspur — [hät′spʉr΄] n. [nickname of PERCY2 Sir Henry: see Shakespeare s Henry IV] a rash, hotheaded person …   English World dictionary

  • hotspur — /ˈhɒtspɜ/ (say hotsper) noun an impetuous person; a hothead. {from Sir Henry Percy, known as Hotspur, 1364–1403, English military leader} …  

  • Hotspur (disambiguation) — Hotspur is the nickname of:*Henry Hotspur Percy (1364 ndash;1403), eldest son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland. Several things have been named after Henry Percy s nickname: **The football club Tottenham Hotspur F.C. **The football club Holyhead… …   Wikipedia

  • hotspur — hotspurred, adj. /hot sperr /, n. an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead. [1425 75; late ME; after Sir Henry Percy, to whom it was applied as a nickname] * * * …   Universalium

  • hotspur — noun Somebody who is rash, impetuous or impulsive. Syn: hothead …   Wiktionary

  • hotspur — n. hothead, impulsive person, reckless person …   English contemporary dictionary

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