Definition of All-fired
1. Adjective. Extreme; used as an intensifier. "Why is he in such an all-fired hurry?"
2. Adverb. Extremely. "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
Definition of All-fired
1. Adjective. (chiefly US informal) Extreme, excessive. ¹
2. Adverb. (chiefly US intensifier informal) Extremely, inordinately, very. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of All-fired
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1835 His boss gin him a most all-fired cut with a horsewhip Orphans. ... 1845 The doctor'll charge an all-fired price to cure me, I s'pect. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"all-fired (English and American), immoderate, violent. ... I knows I be so all-fired jealous I can't bear to hear o' her talking, let alone writing to.—7". ..."
3. All Adventure: Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard (2001)
"We all fired, and hit him in various places, and down he went. We all fired, and hit him in various places, and down he went, badly wounded. ..."
4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"... that his own piece had nut at that time been at all fired ; that conscious of liis innocence, and that he had on this, as well as on every furnier ..."
5. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"Thus the waiter at a hotel will say, " The pies are all any more, Sir," meaning that there are no more, all-fired, meaning excessively, in the highest ..."
6. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1813)
"... that bis own piece had not at that time been at all fired ; that conscious of his innocence, and that be had on this, as well as on every former ..."
7. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1892)
""Thar I was dangling, like a dead weight, at the tail of that all-fired cloud of wild geese, head downward, and gwine, the Lawd knows whar ! ..."
8. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"all-fired. Enormous, excessive; enormously, excessively. A low expression ; probably a puritanical corruption of hell-fired, designed to have the virtue of ..."