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man–eater

noun man–eat·er \ˈman-ˌē-tər\

: an animal (such as a shark or a tiger) that kills and eats people

: an attractive woman who has many lovers

Full Definition of MAN-EATER

:  one that has or is thought to have an appetite for human flesh: as
a :  cannibal
b :  mackerel shark; especially :  great white shark —called also man-eater shark, man-eating shark
c :  a large feline (as a lion or tiger) that has acquired the habit of feeding on human flesh
man–eat·ing \-ˌē-tiŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of MAN-EATER

1600

man–eater

noun man–eat·er \ˈman-ˌēt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAN–EATER

:  one that has or is thought to have an appetite for human flesh: as a :  mackerel shark; especially :  great white shark b :  a large feline (as a lion or tiger) that has acquired the habit of feeding on human flesh
man–eat·ing \-ˌēt-iŋ\ adjective

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