Definition of firebug in English:

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firebug

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəbʌɡ/

noun

informal
An arsonist.
Example sentences
  • Youngsters are facing a summer without a youth club after firebugs torched a sports pavilion, destroying its sports equipment.
  • Foolish firebugs who torched piles of rubbish across York early today have been accused of endangering lives.
  • Fire chiefs today vowed to tackle school arsonists after new figures revealed firebugs were behind hundreds of fires costing more than £7m.

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