fire eating

fire-eater

[fahyuhr-ee-ter]
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:
1665–75

fire-eating, adjective, noun
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fire-eater
 
n
1.  a performer who simulates the swallowing of fire
2.  a belligerent person
 
'fire-eating
 
n, —adj

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