an influential person accorded special treatment while visiting an organization, industry, city, etc.
a visitor, as a tourist or vacationer, in a city, presumed to be a big spender.
What’s The Difference Between Predicate Nominative And Predicate Adjective?In general, a predicate completes a sentence by providing information about what the subject is or does. The subject of a sentence is who or what is doing the action. The predicate explains the action. There’s often a linking verb (like is or became) in between the two. A predicate nominative is a noun that completes the linking verb in a sentence. Predicate adjectives complete …
Origin of visiting fireman
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for visiting fireman
US informal a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc
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