noun hunt·er–gath·er·er \ˈhən-tər-ˈga-thər-ər\

: a member of a culture in which people hunt animals and look for plants to eat instead of growing crops and raising animals

Full Definition of HUNTER-GATHERER

:  a member of a culture in which food is obtained by hunting, fishing, and foraging rather than by agriculture or animal husbandry

First Known Use of HUNTER-GATHERER


Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt


Next Word in the Dictionary: hunter greenPrevious Word in the Dictionary: HunterAll Words Near: hunter-gatherer
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears