fire-eater

noun fire-eat·er \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌē-tər \

Definition of fire-eater

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

First Known Use of fire-eater

1676

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : a performer who pretends to eat fire


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