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cave man

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noun
  1. a cave dweller, especially of the Stone Age.
  2. a man who behaves in a rough, primitive manner, especially toward women.
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Origin of cave man

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for cave man

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Mix gave her a look which was a throwback to his cave-man ancestry.

    Rope

    Holworthy Hall

  • Every Cave-man admired the deep scar of the bravest man in the clan.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • A Cave-man could wound an animal with a spear, but he could not give a deadly blow.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • But no Cave-man was willing to lose one of his barbed spear points.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • They watched the men; they heard them talk; they learned what a Cave-man had to do.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp