from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quick-tempered or highly excitable person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person with a fiery temper, someone easily provoked to anger.
- n. A spirited young woman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A violent, irascible, or passionate person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An irascible or passionate person; one whose temper is hot or fiery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)
Through a review of Army reports and the memories of a fellow POW tracked down in New Jersey, The Associated Press was able to reconstruct the conditions under which the young man — called a "spitfire" and the "life of the party" — starved to death in a prisoner of war camp.
You know, Elizabeth Edwards has been described as a spitfire, highly educated.
Truth and honesty: Betty was known as a spitfire from her first breath.
Reading that word in a book drives me completely bat-f*ck crazy since I'm reading Corambis I'm going to channel one of the characters - Mildmay : I was chatting about this with my best friend, the lovely Starfire, and for her the 'hit the wall' word is 'spitfire'.
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
Skillman, NJ, is a real "spitfire," according to her parents, and is super outgoing.
The Aviation Heritage Museum, Australia began with the exhibition of the historical 'spitfire', and after a few years it was followed by the 'Lancaster bomber', which was associated with the Second World War.
Now she's proud her "spitfire" blond boy took on a fighting spirit, even if it means he challenges the nurses who try to keep him alive.
'spitfire', and after a few years it was followed by the 'Lancaster bomber', which was associated with the Second World War.