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hell-fired

[hel-fahyuh rd] /ˈhɛlˈfaɪərd/
adjective, adverb, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
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Origin of hell-fired
1705-1715
1705-15
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  • "It's them hell-fired wreckers again," was the gritting reply.

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • You can appeal to his feeling for romance--poetry--whatever he calls his hell-fired--I mean his unfortunate impiety.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
Word Origin and History for hell-fired
adj.

a euphemism for damned attested from 1756. See hellfire.

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