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man-eater

[ man-ee-ter ]
/ ˈmænˌi tər /
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noun
an animal, especially a tiger or lion, that eats or is said to eat human flesh.
a cannibal.
Slang. femme fatale.
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Origin of man-eater

First recorded in 1590–1600
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British Dictionary definitions for man-eater

man-eater

noun
an animal, such as a tiger, that has become accustomed to eating human flesh
any of various sharks that feed on human flesh, esp the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
a human cannibal
informal a woman with many lovers
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