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fire-eat·er

(fīr′ē′tər)
n.
1. A performer who pretends to swallow fire.
2. A belligerent person or a militant partisan.

fire′-eat′ing adj.

fire-eater

n
1. (Theatre) a performer who simulates the swallowing of fire
2. a belligerent person
ˈfire-ˌeating n, adj

fire′-eat`er



n.
1. an entertainer who pretends to eat fire.
2. an easily provoked, belligerent person.
[1665–75]
fire′-eat`ing, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire-eater - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish firesfire-eater - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
fire chief, fire marshal - the head of a fire department
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
2.fire-eater - a belligerent grouch
crank, crosspatch, grouch, grump, churl - a bad-tempered person
3.fire-eater - a performer who pretends to swallow fire
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
Translations

fire-eater

[ˈfaɪərˌiːtəʳ] N (lit) → tragafuegos mf inv (fig) → pendenciero/a m/f

fire-eater

[ˈfaɪəʳiːtəʳ] n (performer) → mangiatore m di fuoco (fig) → attaccabrighe m/f
References in classic literature ?
Crawley; but her own circumspection and modesty never forsook her for a moment, and Crawley's reputation as a fire-eating and jealous warrior was a further and complete defence to his little wife.
said Mr Willet, surveying him from top to toe; 'with a swaggering, fire-eating, biling-water drinking sort of way with him
I can understand your fire-eating manners as being natural to you," Sheldon went on wearily, "but why you should try them on me is what I can't comprehend.
It was, it could only be, the fire-eating and prison-inspecting colonel himself
Watch St George battle the dragon, let kids get swept away by story telling and stand well back from the fire-eating jesters.
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In Mexico, this was a blend of myth, mystery, ballet and fire-eating under the stars.
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