firebrand

[ fahyuhr-brand ]
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noun
  1. a piece of burning wood or other material.

  2. a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker.

Origin of firebrand

1
Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at fire, brand

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British Dictionary definitions for firebrand

firebrand

/ (ˈfaɪəˌbrænd) /


noun
  1. a piece of burning or glowing wood or other material

  2. a person who causes unrest or is very energetic

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