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Origin of man-eating

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for man-eating

carnivorous, ferocious, murderous, creophagous

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Contemporary Examples of man-eating

Historical Examples of man-eating

  • He had been relating a thrilling adventure with a man-eating tiger.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • The man-eating tiger and the rogue-elephant are the devils of their kind.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • He is a black Napoleon, a head-hunting, man-eating Talleyrand.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • How's the boy wonder, the only man-eating Dink in captivity?

    Stover at Yale

    Owen Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for man-eating


  1. eating human flesh
  2. informal (of a woman) having many lovers
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