a cave dweller, especially of the Stone Age.
a man who behaves in a rough, primitive manner, especially toward women.
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How to use cave man in a sentence
So positive was she that the cave-man had died beneath arrow and club, that she did not dream she had been on the verge of rescue.
The cave-man was quick to sense the other's mental suffering as he recounted a painful chapter of his life.
Some of those present had heard details of the cave-man's capture—details that had lost nothing in the telling.
At one moment I have doubted your love for me; at the next, I have resolved to follow you, play cave man, and carry you off.Glory of Youth | Temple Bailey
There to-day exist men in every stage of the supposed progress from the cave man to the highest in civilization.The Other Side of Evolution | Alexander Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for caveman
a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller
informal, facetious a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc
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