Meaning of firie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪri/


informal Australian
  • A firefighter.

    • ‘there's always a firie nearby to rescue you or your house from flames’
    • ‘Note the firie up the ladder in the shop.’
    • ‘I am not questioning the integrity nor the bravery of the NSW "firie", but let's be honest.’
    • ‘Obviously the young firie showed some promise, as he became captain in 1976 and has held the position ever since.’
    • ‘On the plus side, the temperaments and personalities of the 'firies' are starkly highlighted (no heroics, only teamwork is tolerated), as are current firefighting and rescue tactics.’
    • ‘When they saw the fire in the windows, Mr Hunt called the firies and Mr Bailey knocked down the back door so he could reach the flames.’