live wire

noun

Definition of live wire

  1. :  an alert, active, or aggressive person

live–wire

play \ˈlīv-ˌwī(-ə)r\ adjective

Examples of live wire in a sentence

  1. She's a real live wire.

  2. the babysitter will have her hands full with those two little live wires

1881

First Known Use of live wire

1881


LIVE WIRE Defined for English Language Learners

live wire

noun

Definition of live wire for English Language Learners

  • : a very lively and energetic person


LIVE WIRE Defined for Kids

live wire

noun

Definition of live wire for Students

  1. :  an alert active person



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