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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. 2018.
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  • Probably that cave man, too, lied with laborious misgivings.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • You've got to have laws and the whole framework that's been built up from the cave man.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • I never suspected how much of a 'cave man' I was until I got into the heart of the primitive.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • The cave man turned the stem of the pipe he had been smoking toward the horse.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • Bulldog knew this was a lie; he knew the cave man had taken his gun.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • The cave man first had this feeling for his mate, then for his family.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • I ought to have acted the cave man and paid no attention to her supplications and lies.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • 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
  • The night was not always one of silence in the cave man's time.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo
  • It may be that never before had a cave man, thus armed, done so well.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo

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