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Definition of "man-eater" [man•-eat•er]

  • An animal, such as a tiger, that eats or is reputed to eat human flesh. (noun)
  • A cannibal. (noun)
  • Slang A woman who is considered dangerous or threatening to men. (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 "man-eater" in a sentence
  • "In the last few years, divers like Winram have been debunking the sinister reputation of the so-called man-eater."
  • "His friend who took this photo, William Winram, calls himself a "Shark Publicist" who wants to show that humans' natural fear of the so-called man-eater has been blown way out of proportion."
  • "I graduated from high school as the ultimate man-eater."