Java man

Ja·​va man | \ ˈjä-və- How to pronounce Java man (audio) , ˈja- \

Definition of Java man

: a Pleistocene hominid known from fragmentary skeletons found in Trinil and Djetis, Java, and classified with the direct ancestor (Homo erectus) of modern humans

First Known Use of Java man

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Java man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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