man-eater

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

a : cannibal

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

Other Words from man-eater

man-eating \-​ˌē-​tiŋ \ adjective

First Known Use of man-eater

1600, in the meaning defined above

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man-eater

noun

English Language Learners Definition of man-eater

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

: an attractive woman who has many lovers

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

Other Words from man-eater

man-eating \-​ˌēt-​iŋ \ adjective

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