cave man


noun

a cave dweller, especially of the Stone Age.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cave man

caveman
/ (ˈkeɪvˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller
informal, facetious a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc
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