live wire

noun

Definition of live wire

  1. :  an alert, active, or aggressive person

live–wire

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>

1903

First Known Use of live wire

1903


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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