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

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

First Known Use of fire-eater

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About fire-eater

Time Traveler for fire-eater

Time Traveler

The first known use of fire-eater was in 1676

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near fire-eater

firee

fire-eater

fire-eating

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fire-eater

Cite this Entry

“Fire-eater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire-eater. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fire-eater

fire-eater

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fire-eater

: a performer who pretends to eat fire

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!