cave dweller

noun

Definition of cave dweller

1 : one (such as a prehistoric human) that dwells in a cave
2 : one that lives in a city apartment building

Examples of cave dweller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather his vain, bombshell wife Chrystal (Abbey Lee) is the one to watch, the physical wear and tear of aging propelling her to a vicious mental breakdown, devolving to a kind of monstrous cave dweller. Robert Daniels, Vulture, 24 July 2021 The discovery earns the bugs the unique honor of being the only cave dwellers ever described from the Cretaceous, the period spanning 66 to 145 million years ago and the final era of the non-avian dinosaurs. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Feb. 2020 Through eons of incremental innovation, a cave dweller’s sketching stick evolved into the No. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2018 Lewisi, named after Lewis, is the 15th species discovered in the genus Islandiana and only the fifth cave dweller among them. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 3 July 2018 The jewelry that the cave dwellers wore tells its own story of change. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 11 May 2018 Lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of the few cave dwellers including bats and salamanders. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of cave dweller

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cave dweller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cave%20dweller. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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