Definition of firebug in English:

firebug

Syllabification: fire·bug
Pronunciation: /ˈfīrˌbəg
 
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noun

informal
  • An arsonist.
    More 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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