hunter-gatherer

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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

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“Hunter-gatherer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunter-gatherer. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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hunter-gatherer

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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

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