Firey vs Firee - What's the difference?

firey | firee |

As nouns the difference between firey and firee

is that firey is (australia|colloquial) a firefighter while firee is a person who has been fired.

As an adjective firey

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Usage notes

    The word .


    (en noun)
  • (Australia, colloquial) A firefighter.
  • * 2006 , Don Woodland, Simon Bouda, Salvation Army, Picking Up the Pieces: A Life of Care and Compassion , page 135,
  • So if a firey was having difficulties, I could go into bat for him if I felt it was necessary.
  • * 2010 , Helen Thomas, Life with Rosie: The Highs and Lows of Raising a Racehorse , unnumbered page,
  • ‘Just one of those things that happens on a day like this,’ one of the fireys says, staring at what was the back door of the car.
  • * 2010 , Karen Kissane, Worst of Days: Inside the Black Saturday Firestorm , unnumbered page,
  • Kinglake West firey Chris Lloyd says the camaraderie is a critical ingredient of CFA life.

    Alternative forms

    * firie


    * *




    (en noun)
  • A person who has been fired
  • * {{quote-news, 1985, June 18, , If You're Fired, There's No Use Calling Us, Sacramento Bee, page=AA8 citation
  • , passage=We got a helluva response - at least 30 calls from angry 'firees ' as far away as Petaluma.}}
  • * {{quote-news, 1998, April 20, Katherine Bruce, Getting fired -- it isn't the end of the world, Forbes, page=20 citation
  • , passage=The final two instances look at a single dismissal through two different eyes: the fired and the firee . }}
  • * {{quote-news, 2004, November 5, , Just lose it, Chicago Tribune RedEye, page=42 citation
  • , passage=Early firees Bradford and Stacie J. returned, and the teams competed to see which could refurbish a house better to improve its value on the market.}}


    * fired

    Coordinate terms

    * firer