Definition of caveman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkāvˌman/

noun (plural cavemen)

1A prehistoric man who lived in caves.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: cave·man

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