[ hel-fahyuhrd ]

adjective, adverbChiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

Origin of hell-fired

First recorded in 1705–15

Words Nearby hell-fired

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How to use hell-fired in a sentence

  • "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