2. one who is exciting, unpredictable, tough, hard-nosed, and free living. (could be male or female)
firecracker t may or may not be used as a derogatory term, depending on the tone and speaker.
Boss: Jane, you're such a firecracker!
Hillary Clinton is such a firecracker.
Tammy was such a firecracker, I thought, "Wow, this woman is terrific! She'll keep the fire burning under these guys!"
IE Rachael Ray
Bill: Rachael Ray is fine as hell.
John: Hell yeah. I wish my face was her chair.. she is a mofo fire cracker...