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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman).

Usage examples (33)
  • Truth and honesty: Betty was known as a spitfire from her first breath.
  • You know, Elizabeth Edwards has been described as a spitfire, highly educated.
  • These came from the direction of Mafeking, that place having proved too much a "spitfire" for their liking.
  • We still call a hasty person a "spitfire", and a calumniator for more
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