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An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation.
From Middle English fyrebrand, fürbrond, equivalent to fire + brand. Cognate with German Feuerbrand (“firebrand”).
I had her last week - right little firebrand she was.
Which is where the former left-wing firebrand Roland Muldoon comes into the story.
He was of a rare breed - an academically minded young man, turned firebrand.
The park is in the hands of the Greater London Council, whose leader is a young firebrand called Ken Livingstone.
Nina hails from East Berlin and has enjoyed a rich and varied career as a recording artist, actress, chanteuse and political firebrand.
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