Meaning of trigger-happy
Pronunciation: (trig'ur-hap"ē), [key]
— adj. Informal.
- ready to fire a gun at the least provocation, regardless of the situation or probable consequences: a trigger-happy hunter.
- heedless and foolhardy in matters of great importance and recklessly advocating action that can result in war: Some called him a trigger-happy candidate.
- eager to point out the mistakes or shortcomings of others; aggressively or wantonly critical: He's a trigger-happy editor with a nervous blue pencil.