man-eater

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noun man-eat·er \ ˈman-ˌē-tər \

Definition of man-eater

:one that has or is thought to have an appetite for human flesh: such as
b or man-eating shark :mackerel shark; especially :great white shark
c :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

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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


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man-eater

noun man-eat·er \ ˈman-ˌēt-ər \

medical Definition of man-eater

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

man-eating

\-ˌēt-iŋ\ adjective

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