Fires vs Firey - What's the difference?

fires | firey |

As nouns the difference between fires and firey

is that fires is while firey is (australia|colloquial) a firefighter.

As a verb fires

is (fire).

As an adjective firey is


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  • Verb

  • (fire)
  • Anagrams

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  • 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


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