[awl-fahyuh rd]Informal.

adjective, superlative all-fired·est.

tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.


Also all-fired·ly [awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/. extremely; excessively: Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.

Origin of all-fired

First recorded in 1825–35; probably euphemism for hell-fired Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for all-fired



(prenominal) excessive; extreme


(intensifier)don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!

Word Origin for all-fired

altered from hell-fired
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for all-fired

1837, U.S. slang euphemism for hell-fired.

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