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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Examples of caveman in a Sentence

married a caveman who spends all his free time swigging beer and watching sports on TV
Recent Examples on the Web In a montage, Dove Cameron makes a quick appearance, as does Trippie Redd, and Danny Trejo, who attacks MGK’s character while dressed as a caveman. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2022 Ljoha, a smoker, boozer and latter-day caveman, is headed for work in a mine near the Arctic Circle. WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Ljoha, a smoker, boozer and latter-day caveman, is headed for work in a mine near the Arctic Circle. WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Ljoha, a smoker, boozer and latter-day caveman, is headed for work in a mine near the Arctic Circle. WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Ljoha, a smoker, boozer and latter-day caveman, is headed for work in a mine near the Arctic Circle. WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 The movie’s vision of the organization of government and society is comedically flip, its sense of dramatic motivation is caveman-crude, and its vision of catastrophe is blitheringly casual. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2022 Ljoha, a smoker, boozer and latter-day caveman, is headed for work in a mine near the Arctic Circle. WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Of course, not every caveman and woman responded positively. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Caveman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caveman. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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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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