cave dweller

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  1. a person whose home is a cave.

  2. a prehistoric person who lived in caves.

  1. Facetious. a person who lives in an apartment building or the like in a large city.

Origin of cave dweller

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby cave dweller Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cave dweller in a sentence

  • Our American cave dweller will discover that no narrow road lies before him but a fate sealed in concrete.

    Carter's Charge Is a Distraction | Stanley Crouch | September 17, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Protection from the cold was also sought in caverns and rock shelters, and for a very long period man remained a cave-dweller.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • Here, actually to-day, was a man who truly thought that he knew a thing or two more than the cave-dweller!

    Gray youth | Oliver Onions
  • In the cave dweller's time, combatants used a stone hatchet which was the best weapon that science could produce.

  • Great earthen jars, modeled with all the severity of the primitive cave-dweller, serve as receptacles.

    West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon