Fire-eater meaning

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A performer who pretends to swallow fire.
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A belligerent person or a militant partisan.
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A performer at circuses, etc. who pretends to eat fire.
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A hot-tempered person always ready to quarrel or fight.
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Alternative form of fire-eater.
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A performer who pretends to swallow fire.
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(figuratively) A quarrelsome or belligerent person.
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(US, historical) An extreme partisan for the South before the US Civil War.
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Origin of fire-eater