firebug

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noun fire·bug \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbəg\

Examples of firebug in a Sentence

  1. after the second suspicious fire, police set a trap for the firebug

1869

First Known Use of firebug

1869


FIREBUG Defined for English Language Learners

firebug

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noun fire·bug \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbəg\

Definition of firebug for English Language Learners

  • : a person who starts destructive fires



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