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firebug

[ fahyuhr-buhg ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbʌg /
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noun Informal.

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Origin of firebug

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; fire + bug1
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British Dictionary definitions for firebug

firebug
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbʌɡ) /

noun

informal a person who deliberately sets fire to property
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