Piltdown man

noun Pilt·down man \ˈpilt-ˌdau̇n-\

Definition of Piltdown man

  1. :  a supposedly very early hominid erroneously reconstructed in the early 1900s from what was later determined to be human skull fragments and an orangutan lower jaw planted by a hoaxer

Origin and Etymology of piltdown man

Piltdown, East Sussex, England

First Known Use: 1913

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