What Does ‘Firecracker’ Mean?

Definitions Of Ginger Terms & Redhead Nicknames


A ‘firecracker’ is a small explosive that makes a loud bang when set off. They are generally red in colour, with a short fuse at one end.

Aside from its appearance, there’s a double meaning to the nickname ‘firecracker’, as it reinforces the stereotype that gingers are highly strung and have short fuses themselves!

See also: ‘matchstick’

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