Definition of people-eater in English:

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people-eater

noun

humorous
A person or animal that eats human flesh: nurse sharks do look fairly formidable, but they are not people-eaters
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  • His mission was to look at the people of Bolton (or Worktown, as he called it) in the same way that he had studied people-eaters in Malekula.
  • "Every time a shark disappears it diminishes our life in some way," she says, sitting in an office dominated by the impressive jawbone of a bronze whaler shark (one of the confirmed handful of people-eaters).
  • The notorious people eater found God before he was killed in prison.

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Syllabification: peo·ple-eat·er

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