caveman

noun
cave·​man | \ ˈkāv-ˌman How to pronounce caveman (audio) \

Definition of caveman

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

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married a caveman who spends all his free time swigging beer and watching sports on TV
Recent Examples on the Web However, one of the parts of our brains that feeds us useful information looks like a caveman’s club compared to the average computer: Our emotions. Shane Snow, Forbes, "How Emotional Intelligence Separates Us From A.I.," 4 Mar. 2021 Hikers were surprised on Thursday to find a frozen caveman beside the trails of a Minneapolis park, according to reports. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "Minneapolis hikers surprised by frozen caveman sculpture," 15 Jan. 2021 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020 That lifestyle is par for the course for your average caveman: a nomadic routine of hunting and gathering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Excellent voice performances, smart jokes and eye-popping animation power ‘Croods: A New Age’ (review)," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of caveman

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of caveman was in 1865

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7 Mar 2021

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“Caveman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caveman. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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caveman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of caveman

: a person who lived in a cave in ancient times
informal : a man who acts in a very rude and aggressive way

caveman

noun
cave·​man | \ ˈkāv-ˌman How to pronounce caveman (audio) \
plural cavemen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of caveman

: a person living in a cave especially during the Stone Age

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