- 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
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He could not hit back, so he closed in, and then it was cavewoman and caveman.In Happy Valley
I became as the caveman, who by brute force would win his mate.Fibble, D. D.
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- a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller
- informal, facetious a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc
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