firebrat

noun

fire·​brat ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrat How to pronounce firebrat (audio)
: a wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) related to the silverfish and found in warm moist places

Examples of firebrat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both like it moist, but silverfish prefer cool places, while firebrats, as their name suggests, go for warmth. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, 4 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firebrat was in 1891

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“Firebrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firebrat. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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