Pronunciation: (trig'ur-hap"ē), [key]
1. ready to fire a gun at the least provocation, regardless of the situation or probable consequences: a trigger-happy hunter.
2. heedless and foolhardy in matters of great importance and recklessly advocating action that can result in war: Some called him a trigger-happy candidate.
3. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.