firebug

noun fire·bug \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbəg \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Examples of firebug in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of firebug

1869

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firebug Synonyms

Synonyms

arsonist, incendiary;


FIREBUG Defined for English Language Learners

firebug

Definition of firebug for English Language Learners

  • : a person who starts destructive fires



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