firebug firebug  /ˈfaɪ ər ˌbəɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
  2. (n) a true bug: brightly colored bug that can exude a stain

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The boobs under their command include a firebug, a flagpole sitter, a kleptomaniac, a skittish soldier afflicted with an untimely burp, and assorted psychopaths.
  2. Ranger MacMurray is too interested in hunting down a firebug to pay much attention to either of them.
  3. He charged that there had been no letter; that John Barton denied ever writing letters to her; that her love-gone-bad story was the silly fiction of a cornered firebug.

News

  1. One day after July 4, nut burns flag flown by proud new citizen

    Robert Mecea A SHAME: THE RUINED AWNING WHERE THE FLAG FLEW. An unpatriotic firebug set an American flag ablaze outside a Midtown bar where the owner had hung it to celebrate becoming a US citizen just days earlier. John Doherty, 42, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Old Glory set afire at tavern

    An unpatriotic firebug set an American flag ablaze outside a Midtown bar where the owner had hung it to celebrate becoming a US citizen just days earlier. John Doherty, 42, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw that Old Glory had been torched outside his Playwrights Irish...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: New York Post

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