from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wire carrying electric current.
  • noun Informal A vivacious, alert, or energetic person.

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  • noun electricity An electrical wire through which there is a flow of electrical current.
  • noun idiomatic An especially energetic, alert, or vivacious person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an alert and energetic person


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  • "he's a real live wire if ya know what I mean"

    February 20, 2010