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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Having a tendency or desire to shoot a firearm before adequately identifying the target.
  • adj. Slang Inclined to react violently at the slightest provocation.

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  • adj. Having a tendency or desire to shoot a firearm irresponsibly before adequately identifying the target.
  • adj. Inclined to behave recklessly, especially with machinery.
  • adj. Inclined to react excessively or violently at the slightest provocation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  • adj. irresponsible in the use of firearms

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  • "'Hands up! English or German,' says the looney Major.
    The American went purple. 'You're fucking lucky I'm anything, it's your trigger-happy fucking Ack-Ack, why don't they make up their minds whose fucking side they are on.'"
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    May 14, 2009

  • I'm only happy when it rains.

    October 24, 2008