(comparative more troglodytical, superlative most troglodytical)
- Alternative form of troglodytic.
Variant of troglodyte
- any of the prehistoric people who lived in caves; cave man
- a person who chooses to live alone in seclusion; recluse
- anyone who lives in a primitive or degenerate fashion
- an anthropoid ape
Origin of troglodyteClassical Latin troglodyta ; from Classical Greek trōglodytēs, one who creeps into holes, cave dweller ; from trōglē, a hole, cave (; from trōgein, to gnaw ; from Indo-European an unverified form trōg- ; from base an unverified form ter-, to rub, grind from source throw) + dyein, to creep in, enter