hunter-gatherer

noun
hunt·​er-gath·​er·​er | \ ˈhən-tər-ˈga-t͟hər-ər How to pronounce hunter-gatherer (audio) \

Definition of hunter-gatherer

: a member of a culture in which food is obtained by hunting, fishing, and foraging rather than by agriculture or animal husbandry

First Known Use of hunter-gatherer

1938, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hunter-gatherer

Statistics for hunter-gatherer

Time Traveler for hunter-gatherer

The first known use of hunter-gatherer was in 1938

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hunter-gatherer

hunter-gatherer

noun
How to pronounce hunter-gatherer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hunter-gatherer

: a member of a culture in which people hunt animals and look for plants to eat instead of growing crops and raising animals

More from Merriam-Webster on hunter-gatherer

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hunter-gatherer

Comments on hunter-gatherer

What made you want to look up hunter-gatherer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a calculated move

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!