man–eater

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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: as a :  cannibal b :  mackerel shark; especially :  great white shark —called also man-eater shark, man-eating shark c :  a large feline (as a lion or tiger) that has acquired the habit of feeding on human flesh

man–eating

play \-ˌē-tiŋ\ adjective

1600

First Known Use of man–eater

1600


MAN–EATER Defined for English Language Learners

man–eater

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noun man–eat·er \ˈman-ˌē-tər\

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

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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

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