firefighter etymology

English word firefighter comes from English fighter, English fire

Detailed word origin of firefighter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fighter English (eng) (colloquial) A firefighter. (eulogistic) A person with a strong determination to resist protracted or severe adversity, especially illness.. (video games) A game with a focus on physical combat.. A boxer or participant in any martial art.. A class of fixed-wing aircraft whose primary purpose is that of shooting down other aircraft. Some of these (Fighter-Attack or Attack aircraft) also have [...]
fire English (eng) (farriery) to cauterize. (intransitive) to shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon. (intransitive, computer sciences, software engineering) to initiate an event (by means of an event handler). (intransitive, dated) to be irritated or inflamed with passion. (intransitive, dated) to catch fire; to be kindled. (intransitive, physiology) to cause an action potential in a cell. (transitive) to [...]
firefighter English (eng) A person who puts out fires.

Words with the same origin as firefighter

Descendants of fire
Fireland bump firing firable firie firy