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smoke-eater

[smohk-ee-ter]
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noun Slang.
  1. a firefighter.
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Origin of smoke-eater

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Soon the house was full of smoke, and a voice was heard calling out for the Smoke-eater.

    The Myths of the North American Indians

    Lewis Spence