Origin of cannibal
OTHER WORDS FROM cannibalcan·ni·bal·ly, adverb
Words nearby cannibal
How to use cannibal in a sentence
Writers frequently drew bones, lip plates and fangs over Davis’s photo in newspaper clippings, associated her Afro with primitivism and accused her of being a cannibal.Thanks to conservative politicians and the media, the education wars echo the 1960s|Kate Flach|November 19, 2021|Washington Post
The windigo is this really terrifying cannibal spirit that as it gets bigger, it wants more, it wants more.Voices from around the world on what’s at stake at COP26|Brady Dennis, Sarah Kaplan, William Booth, Samantha Schmidt|October 28, 2021|Washington Post
To me it is a ridiculous euphemism, the way you might refer to cannibals as “practitioners of nontraditional culinary adventuresomeness.”Gene Weingarten: I have a better term for the ‘vaccine-hesitant’|Gene Weingarten|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
Imagine if, for example after the world ends, it’s a zombie apocalypse in one area, Mad Max bikers in another region, cannibal cult in another, and so on.Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died|Claire Maldarelli|August 18, 2021|Popular-Science
Amirpour's next project is one she bills as a “Texas cannibal love story.”The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story|Melissa Leon|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fellow cops at the 26th Precinct in upper Manhattan wondered if they really had been working with a cannibal.
The headline: "Three Englishmen Saved From Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford."
And cruder devices certainly deepen the effect of a name; Caliban is a rough anagram of “cannibal,” and Cassio contains an “ass.”
The Cannibal Cop may end up being saved by his own sick and shameful words.
They admit that a Feejee cannibal has just the same "mighty and transcendent soul" that they themselves have.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
I knew that an Irishman could become anything from a poet to a policeman, but I never heard of one becoming a cannibal before.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
The Prince of Taranto, while speaking and acting like a cannibal, was following the inspiration of an atrocious policy.
The dark type, which is black, is of a very low order, and in some of the islands still retains its cannibal habits.
She roasted some meat, a cannibal smelt it, and went to the cave, but found the door fastened.Nights With Uncle Remus|Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for cannibal
- a person who eats the flesh of other human beings
- (as modifier)cannibal tribes