Spitfire Definition

spĭtfīr
spitfires
noun
A quick-tempered or highly excitable person.
American Heritage
A person, esp. a woman or girl, who is easily aroused to outbursts of anger.
Webster's New World
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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pronoun

A single-seat fighter used by the RAF and allies during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain.

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Other Word Forms of Spitfire

Noun

Singular:
spitfire
Plural:
spitfires

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".

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