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Definition of "caveman" [caveman]

  • A prehistoric or primitive human living in caves. (noun)
  • Informal A man who is crude or brutal, especially toward women. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caveman" in a sentence
  • "And my first job as caveman is to hunt the dinosaur known as Kochasaurus."
  • "Attention, evolutionary psychologists: Evopsych researchers assume that back in caveman days we evolved various mental modules."
  • "Then they lay that directly on the embers, a kind of grilling I call caveman-style grilling."