man–eater

play
noun man–eat·er \ˈman-ˌē-tər\

Definition of man–eater

  1. :  one that has or is thought to have an appetite for human flesh: such asa :  cannibalb or man–eating shark :  mackerel shark; especially :  great white sharkc :  a large feline (such as a lion or tiger) that has acquired the habit of feeding on human flesh

man–eating

play \-ˌē-tiŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of man–eater

1600


MAN–EATER Defined for English Language Learners

man-eater

play
noun

Definition of man–eater for English Language Learners

  • : an animal (such as a shark or a tiger) that kills and eats people

  • : an attractive woman who has many lovers


Medical Dictionary

man–eater

play
noun man–eat·er \ˈman-ˌēt-ər\

Medical Definition of man–eater

  1. :  one (as a great white shark) that has or is thought to have an appetite for human flesh

man–eating

\-ˌēt-iŋ\play adjective

Learn More about man–eater


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

the weight of a container

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!