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
married a caveman who spends all his free time swigging beer and watching sports on TV
Recent Examples of caveman from the Web
Constructed in front of the stone ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, that caveman-evocative set provides a suitably primitive stomping ground for the monstrous Caliban.
A guy that was a cross of Jesus with dreads and a caveman with faux fur shorts and boots was having the time of his life.
What happened to the goofball who once played a caveman and George of the Jungle?
Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. rights to the prehistoric caveman animation film Early Man, voiced by Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams, among other Hollywood stars.
The stories are framed by the tale of Cha Cha, the caveman discoverer of myths (as well as cocaine and some other things).
For Joan, that means failing health and a starring role in a B-movie about a caveman.
Changes in the biology of humans and our close caveman ancestors may be a result not of simple genetic changes, but of evolution in how humans use our genes, turning them on and off at different times and places.
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First Known Use of caveman
CAVEMAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of caveman for Students
: a person living in a cave especially during the Stone Age
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