caveman

noun cave·man \ ˈkāv-ˌman \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of caveman

1 : a cave dweller especially of the Stone Age
2 : a man who acts in a rough or crude manner

Examples of caveman in a Sentence

  1. married a caveman who spends all his free time swigging beer and watching sports on TV

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First Known Use of caveman

1865

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CAVEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

caveman

Definition of caveman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lived in a cave in ancient times

  • : a man who acts in a very rude and aggressive way


CAVEMAN Defined for Kids

caveman

noun cave·man \ ˈkāv-ˌman \

Definition of caveman for Students

plural cavemen \-ˌmen\
: a person living in a cave especially during the Stone Age

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