a member of a group of people who subsist by hunting, fishing, or foraging in the wild.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use hunter-gatherer in a sentence
“I think at that level the acquisitive hunter-gatherer gene influences them more than riches,” Bass said.Faulkner of Oil Country: Rick Bass Talks New Novel | Jane Ciabattari | August 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Should we live like our hunter-gatherer forebears, run barefoot and eat nothing but meat, nuts, and fruit?
To judge by living hunter-gatherer peoples, these groups would have been fiercely egalitarian, with no head men or chiefs.
British Dictionary definitions for hunter-gatherer
(of a society, lifestyle, etc) surviving by hunting animals and gathering plants for subsistence
a member of such a society
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012