Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fire-eater

3 senses of fire-eater

Sense 1
fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-eater -- (a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires)
       => defender, guardian, protector, shielder -- (a person who cares for persons or property)

Sense 2
fire-eater, hothead -- (a belligerent grouch)
       => grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch -- (a bad-tempered person)

Sense 3
fire-eater, fire-swallower -- (a performer who pretends to swallow fire)
       => performer, performing artist -- (an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience)

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