fire-breathing

adjective
fire-breath·​ing | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce fire-breathing (audio) \

Definition of fire-breathing

1 : breathing or appearing to breathe fire : able to produce a stream of fire from the mouth fire-breathing dragons
2 : intimidatingly or violently aggressive in speech and manner a fire-breathing orator

Other Words from fire-breathing

fire-breather \ ˈfī(-​ə)r-​ˌbrē-​t͟hər How to pronounce fire-breathing (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of fire-breathing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fire-breathing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire-breathing. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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