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man-eating

[man-ee-ting] /ˈmænˌi tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
feeding on or having an appetite for human flesh:
a man-eating tiger.
Origin of man-eating
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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  • He had been relating a thrilling adventure with a man-eating tiger.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • The man-eating tiger and the rogue-elephant are the devils of their kind.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • He is a black Napoleon, a head-hunting, man-eating Talleyrand.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • How's the boy wonder, the only man-eating Dink in captivity?

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for man-eating

man-eating

adjective
1.
eating human flesh
2.
(informal) (of a woman) having many lovers
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