fire·​fight·​er ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfī-tər How to pronounce firefighter (audio)
: a person who fights fires : fireman sense 2
firefighting noun

Examples of firefighter in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firefighter was in 1839

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“Firefighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a member of a company organized to fight fires
firefighting noun

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