fire-eater

noun
fire-eat·​er | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌē-tər How to pronounce fire-eater (audio) \

Definition of fire-eater

1 : a performer who pretends to eat fire
2a : a violent or pugnacious person
b : a person who displays very militant or aggressive partisanship

Synonyms & Antonyms for fire-eater

Synonyms

barracuda, fire-breather, pit bull, tiger

Antonyms

milquetoast

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First Known Use of fire-eater

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fire-eater

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fire-eater

: a performer who pretends to eat fire

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