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
1665–75
Related forms
fire-eating, adjective, noun
British Dictionary definitions for fire-eater
fire-eater
 
n
1.  a performer who simulates the swallowing of fire
2.  a belligerent person
 
'fire-eating
 
n, —adj

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Slang related to fire-eater

fire-eater

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

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