- a person whose home is a cave.
- a prehistoric person who lived in caves.
- 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
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.The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico
Frank Gee Patchin
Is she not still in some cases a cave-dweller, while he roams the highways of the world?Threads of Grey and Gold
But the cave-dweller of to-day shows no suggestion of such skill.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)