firebrat

[fahyuh r-brat]

Origin of firebrat

First recorded in 1890–95; fire + brat
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British Dictionary definitions for firebrat

firebrat

noun
  1. a small primitive wingless insect, Thermobia domestica, that occurs in warm buildings, feeding on starchy food scraps, fabric, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
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