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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Definitions for troglodyte

  1. a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character.
  2. a prehistoric cave dweller.
  3. a person living in seclusion.

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Citations for troglodyte
In 1964, he published his big book, “Understanding Media,” in which he took to task technological troglodytes like White and Boorstin. Louis Menand, "Masters of the Matrix," The New Yorker, January 5, 2004
... don't waste your time and energy on some mouth-breathing troglodyte in a lacrosse jersey. Beth Kendrick, Cure for the Common Breakup, 2014
Origin of troglodyte
The Greeks themselves confused trōglodýtai ”cave dwellers” with Trōgodýtai, the name of an Ethiopian people mentioned by Herodotus and in the Septuagint. Troglodyte entered English in the mid-16th century.