spitfire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A compound of spit +‎ fire as a euphemistic rendition of shitfire, from Spanish cacafuego ("braggart") with the literal translation of "fireshitter".

Noun[edit]

spitfire (plural spitfires)

  1. A person with a fiery temper, someone easily provoked to anger.
  2. (obsolete) A spirited young woman.