"He's no troglodyte, Han, I'm certain—" Merrick's wife said plaintively.
The original cave man, the troglodyte, may have got his that way.
The tomtit, the wren, and the troglodyte mingle their voices.
He was no better than a troglodyte, set down in a new wilderness.
Ancient authors, under the name of Sphinx, generally describe the ape, Simia troglodyte of Gmelin.
French, "Roitelet," "troglodyte mignon," "troglodyte ordinaire."
Performer: One who has a right to do troglodyte stunts and who can do something else.
The Lovelace of to-day is a troglodyte, biding his time patiently, but often a prey to ennui.
During our stay at Philae she found a troglodyte who was induced to teach her his language.
The men have deserted these troglodyte homes, which are now no longer used save as cellars and stables.
"cave-dweller," 1550s, from Latin troglodytae (plural), from Greek troglodytes "cave-dweller," literally "one who creeps into holes," from trogle "hole" (from trogein "to gnaw;" see trout) + dyein "go in, dive in."
(Commodore) 1. A hacker who never leaves his cubicle. The term "Gnoll" (from Dungeons & Dragons) is also reported.
2. A curmudgeon attached to an obsolescent computing environment. The combination "ITS troglodyte" was flung around some during the Usenet and e-mail wringle-wrangle attending the 2.x.x revision of the Jargon File; at least one of the people it was intended to describe adopted it with pride.