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cave man

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  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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Related Words for caveman

macho, manly, muscular, gallant, brave, bold, hardy, hunk, adult, stud, jock, male, ape, caveman, stallion, beefcake, tuna, courageous, hairy, honorable

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Historical Examples of caveman

  • He could not hit back, so he closed in, and then it was cavewoman and caveman.

  • I became as the caveman, who by brute force would win his mate.

    Fibble, D. D.

    Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

  • The caveman first had this feeling for his mate, then for his family.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • On the contrary, the hostile environment of the caveman has been destroyed.

  • It may implicate that old harridan of a nurse or her caveman husband.

British Dictionary definitions for caveman


noun plural -men
  1. a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller
  2. informal, facetious a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc
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