fire-eat·​ing ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌē-tiŋ How to pronounce fire-eating (audio)
: violent or highly militant in disposition, bearing, or policy
a fire-eating radical

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire-eating was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Fire-eating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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