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Examples of troglodyte in a Sentence
the troglodytes who believed that women had no place in the military, except perhaps as nurses
Recent Examples of troglodyte from the Web
Of course, the gesture was not made without the troglodytes crawling up from the dark, dank holes.
The obvious solution is to convince your voters not to nominate troglodytes.
The troglodytes and the unhappy housewives and the shallow, pedantic millennials will start to glow and shimmer.
To troglodytes like me, the writing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights was perhaps the greatest cause of the nation.
The 57-year-old Díaz-Canel sounds like, and acts, like another geriatric troglodyte.
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Did You Know?
Peer into the etymological cave of troglodyte and you’ll find a trōglē. But don't be afraid. Trōglē may sound like a scary cave-dwelling ogre, but it's actually just a perfectly unintimidating Greek root that means "hole" or "cave." Is troglodyte the only English word to have descended from trōglē? Not exactly. Troglodyte and its related adjective troglodytic (meaning "of, related to, or being a troglodyte") are the only trōglē offspring that are widely used in general English contexts, but another trōglē progeny, the prefix troglo-, meaning "cave-dwelling," is used in scientific contexts to form words like troglobiont ("an animal living in or restricted to caves").
Origin and Etymology of troglodyte
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
TROGLODYTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of troglodyte for English Language Learners
: a person who lived in a cave in prehistoric times
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