hell-fired

[ hel-fahyuh rd ]
/ ˈhɛlˈfaɪərd /
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adjective, adverb Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.


Nearby words

  1. hell's angels,
  2. hell's bells,
  3. hell's kitchen,
  4. hell-bent,
  5. hell-bent for leather,
  6. hell-for-leather,
  7. hell-raiser,
  8. hella,
  9. hellacious,
  10. helladic

Origin of hell-fired

First recorded in 1705–15

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hell-fired

  • "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

hell-fired

adj.

a euphemism for damned attested from 1756. See hellfire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper