spitfire


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spit·fire

 (spĭt′fīr′)
n.
A quick-tempered or highly excitable person.

spitfire

(ˈspɪtˌfaɪə)
n
a person given to outbursts of spiteful temper and anger, esp a woman or girl

spit•fire

(ˈspɪtˌfaɪər)

n.
a person of fiery temper.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitfire - a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)
emotional person - a person subject to strong states of emotion
Translations

spitfire

[ˈspɪtˌfaɪəʳ] Nfierabrás mf

spitfire

nFeuer speiender Drache; (= woman also)Giftnudel f (inf)

spitfire

[ˈspɪtˌfaɪəʳ] n she's a real spitfireè una persona molto irascibile
References in classic literature ?
Don't be a spitfire, else I won't tell you," said Tom, thrusting his hand back into his pocket and looking determined.
But you'll admit what a riddle it must have been for us when that calm, cold, little spitfire, Aglaya--(for she stood up to her mother and answered her questions with inexpressible contempt, and mine still more so, because, like a fool, I thought it my duty to assert myself as head of the family)--when Aglaya stood up of a sudden and informed us that 'that madwoman' (strangely enough, she used exactly the same expression as you did) 'has taken it into her head to marry me to Prince Lef Nicolaievitch, and therefore is doing her best to choke Evgenie Pavlovitch off, and rid the house of him.
A RESTORED Spitfire which was dug up from the Dunkirk beach where it crash landed will be the star attraction at this year's RAF Cosford Air Show.
Synopsis: When outlaw Suzy Spitfire discovers her father was murdered after creating a super-duper artificial intelligence, she races across the solar system in search of the brain he built but it's a rough ride, and she's soon forced to tangle with pirates, predators, and her father's killer --as well as a man she thinks she can love.
A RARE Spitfire has gone on show after a 35-year restoration - and 66 years after it crashed in a lake.
The revelation comes after Spitfire hunter David Cundall confirmed that he had won the green light from the Burmese authorities - for a second time - to dig for the cache of iconic fighter planes.
For the second year in a row, Joseph Swan Academy, in Low Fell, Gateshead, had a full-size replica of a Battle of Britain Spitfire as part of their Armistice Day.
Birmingham's Thinktank has recently opened a new Spitfire Gallery which explians more about the city's key role in winning the greatest aerial combat there ever was.
This is a history of a Griffon-engined Spitfire Mk 22, British Royal Air Force (RAF) serial PK 350.
PRINCE Harry has given up his seat in a Spitfire on his 31st birthday.
THE skies above southern Britain echoed to the sound of massed Spitfire and Hurricane fighters yesterday, 75 years after they defended the country in the Battle of Britain.
Book publisher Evro Publishing announced on Tuesday that it will publish Spitfire People: The Men And Women Who Made The Spitfire The Aviation Icon by Paul Beaver in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in July this year.