visiting fireman


: a usually important or influential visitor whom it is desirable or expedient to entertain impressively

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of visiting fireman was in 1926

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“Visiting fireman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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