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Noun: firebug  'fI(-u)r,búg
  1. A criminal who illegally sets fire to property
    - arsonist, incendiary, fire-raiser [Brit]
  2. A true bug: brightly coloured bug that can exude a stain

Derived forms: firebugs

Type of: crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], felon, heteropterous insect, malefactor [formal], outlaw

Part of: family Pyrrhocoridae, Pyrrhocoridae

Encyclopedia: Firebug