noun fire·brand \-ˌbrand\

: a person who tries to get people to become angry and to do things for a political or social cause

Full Definition of FIREBRAND

:  a piece of burning wood
:  one that creates unrest or strife (as in aggressively promoting a cause) :  agitator

Examples of FIREBRAND

  1. <a firebrand who urged crowds to riot during the blackouts>

First Known Use of FIREBRAND

13th century


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