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cave man

a cave dweller, especially of the Stone Age.
a man who behaves in a rough, primitive manner, especially toward women.
Origin of cave man
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He leaped backward and a huge Western cave man sprang to his place, to serve as best he could.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo
  • Probably that cave man, too, lied with laborious misgivings.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • He went as a cave man with a leopard skin over his shoulders, and I danced with him two or three times.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • You've got to have laws and the whole framework that's been built up from the cave man.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • The night was not always one of silence in the cave man's time.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo
  • The cave man turned the stem of the pipe he had been smoking toward the horse.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • The flavor of the water was his, the flavor of the wood the cave man's.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo
  • I ought to have acted the cave man and paid no attention to her supplications and lies.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • I turned my head—and there upon the highest point of the rocks stood the cave man.

  • You are the first woman; I am the first cave man, and all the world depends on us.

    The Way of a Man Emerson Hough

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