man cave

  1. a room or other area in a home that is primarily a male sanctuary, designed and furnished to accommodate the man's recreational activities, hobbies, etc.: The basement is my husband's man cave—during football season, you can usually find him down there watching the game with his buddies on the big-screen TV.

Origin of man cave

First recorded in 1990–95

Words Nearby man cave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use man cave in a sentence

  • These were his official couch potato, crumb-magnet, man-cave leggings of shame in all their People of Wal-Mart splendor.

    Our Sweatpants Nightmare | Sean Macaulay | January 17, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • To this day his figure may be seen standing near a cave close by the river which is known by the name of the Detained man cave.

    Myths and Legends of China | E. T. C. Werner
  • If we can get a hundred fellows to go with us, we shall make the old man cave in.

    In School and Out | Oliver Optic