follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

firebrat

[fahyuh r-brat] /ˈfaɪərˌbræt/
noun
1.
a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; fire + brat
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for firebrat

firebrat

/ˈfaɪəˌbræt/
noun
1.
a small primitive wingless insect, Thermobia domestica, that occurs in warm buildings, feeding on starchy food scraps, fabric, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for firebrat

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for firebrat

13
14
Scrabble Words With Friends