Definition of caveman in English:


Syllabification: cave·man
Pronunciation: /ˈkāvˌman

noun (plural cavemen)

  • 1A prehistoric man who lived in caves.
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    • To illustrate the point, he told a story of a group of cavemen living in prehistoric times.
    • We also have drawings in caves from the earliest cavemen showing various animal drawings in detail with unidentified flying objects above them.
    • They point to newly discovered prehistoric cave drawings (in S.W. France, no less) which reveal cavemen & cavewomen to be sensitive artists.
  • 1.1A man whose behavior is uncivilized or violent: [as modifier]: you can’t change my mind by caveman tactics
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    • As for the caveman style headlines, I actually get a kick out of them sometimes.
    • Tom got into a drunken caveman style fight and started lunging at one of our new friends, Gregor.
    • A jealous pimp removes the caveman stud from the picture by employing Ben as a drug mule.

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