visiting fireman


noun Informal.

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.

Nearby words

  1. visitant,
  2. visitation,
  3. visitation rights,
  4. visitatorial,
  5. visiting card,
  6. visiting nurse,
  7. visiting professor,
  8. visiting teacher,
  9. visitor,
  10. visitor centre

Origin of visiting fireman

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for visiting fireman

visiting fireman

noun

US informal a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc
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