Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "troglodyte" [trog•lo•dyte]

  • A member of a fabulous or prehistoric race of people that lived in caves, dens, or holes. (noun)
  • A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish. (noun)
  • An anthropoid ape, such as a gorilla or chimpanzee. (noun)
  • An animal that lives underground, as an ant or a worm. (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 "troglodyte" in a sentence
  • "It is technology utterly out of functional scale in turn pointing a finger with the label troglodyte if you even suggest alternatives."
  • "He chose the word troglodyte with deliberation; it comes from a Greek word meaning cave dweller."
  • "However, if someone linked to that something, even if that someone were a scum-sucking troglodyte from the slime-pits of Hell (or the Hollywood Hills, whichever), I couldn’t do jack-all squat."