Definition of live wire
: an alert, active, or aggressive person
live–wireplay \ˈlīv-ˌwī(-ə)r\ adjective
Examples of live wire in a sentence
She's a real live wire.
the babysitter will have her hands full with those two little live wires
First Known Use of live wire
LIVE WIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of live wire for English Language Learners
: a very lively and energetic person
LIVE WIRE Defined for Kids
Definition of live wire for Students
: an alert active person
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