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cave dweller

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noun
  1. a person whose home is a cave.
  2. a prehistoric person who lived in caves.
  3. Facetious. a person who lives in an apartment building or the like in a large city.

Origin of cave dweller

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for cave dweller

Historical Examples

  • You can trace clearly the cave-dweller, the hunter, the scout.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It was my wish to stay there and see the cave-dweller and find out what kind of a man he was.

  • This was more than they had expected when they visited the home of the cave-dweller.

  • Is she not still in some cases a cave-dweller, while he roams the highways of the world?

  • But the cave-dweller of to-day shows no suggestion of such skill.