- 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.
Origin of visiting fireman
First recorded in 1935–40
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- US informal a visitor whose presence is noticed because he is an important figure, a lavish spender, etc