firebug


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fire·bug

 (fīr′bŭg′)
n. Informal
An arsonist; a pyromaniac.

firebug

(ˈfaɪəˌbʌɡ)
n
informal a person who deliberately sets fire to property

fire•bug

(ˈfaɪərˌbʌg)

n.
arsonist; pyromaniac.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebug - a criminal who illegally sets fire to propertyfirebug - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
barnburner - someone who burns down a barn
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.firebug - a true bug: brightly colored bug that can exude a stain
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
Translations

firebug

[ˈfaɪəbʌg] N (US) → incendiario/a m/f, pirómano/a m/f

firebug

[ˈfaɪəˌbʌg] n (fam) → incendiario/a
References in classic literature ?
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FireBug is still available, and popular, and continues to be developed for each new Firefox release.
The fire was caused by an arsonist and police are now hunting the firebug, who had set fire to a wheeled bin at the front of a house.
They also noted how many objects each firebug explored, how fast the bug moved, how long it took to reach the wall of the arena, and more.
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Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse.
The firebug targeted the end terrace house in Mansfield Road, Aston, shortly after 11.
A TIPPERARY man went on a firebug spree causing EUR300,000 of damage - in the town of the Garda Training College, Templemore.
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