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hell-fired

[hel-fahyuh rd]
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adjective, adverb Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. all-fired.

Origin of hell-fired

First recorded in 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for hell-fired

Historical Examples

  • "It's them hell-fired wreckers again," was the gritting reply.

    The Wreckers

    Francis Lynde

  • You can appeal to his feeling for romance--poetry--whatever he calls his hell-fired--I mean his unfortunate impiety.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable


Word Origin and History for hell-fired

adj.

a euphemism for damned attested from 1756. See hellfire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper