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fire-eater

[fahyuh r-ee-ter] /ˈfaɪərˌi tər/
noun
1.
an entertainer who pretends to eat fire.
2.
an easily provoked, belligerent person.
3.
U.S. History. an early and extreme Southern advocate of secession before the Civil War.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
Related forms
fire-eating, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fire eating

fire-eater

noun
1.
a performer who simulates the swallowing of fire
2.
a belligerent person
Derived Forms
fire-eating, noun, adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for fire eating

fire-eater

noun
  1. A quarrelsome and energetic person (1804+)
  2. A firefighter; Smoke-Eater (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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