Spitfire meaning

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A quick-tempered or highly excitable person.
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A person, esp. a woman or girl, who is easily aroused to outbursts of anger.
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The definition of a spitfire is a person who gets easily angry or excited.

An example of a spitfire is the character Yosemite Sam from the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

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A person with a fiery temper, someone easily provoked to anger.
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A single-seat fighter used by the RAF and allies during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain.
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The code name for AMD's Duron CPUs. See AMD.
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Origin of spitfire

  • A compound of spit +"Ž fire as a euphemistic rendition of shitfire, from Spanish cacafuego ("braggart") with the literal translation of "fireshitter".

    From Wiktionary