Caveman meaning

kāvmăn
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A prehistoric or primitive human living in caves.
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A man who is crude or ill-mannered, especially toward women.
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(informal, figuratively, pejorative) A brutish or savage person.

The football squad was comprised of cavemen who were responsible for trashing many a locker room.

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An early human or closely related species, popularly held to reside in caves.

The political cartoon showed the politician as a caveman, clubbing the budget depicted as a mammoth.

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(informal, figuratively, pejorative) A man with old fashioned or backward opinions, particularly with regard to women.

Old Sven is a bit of a caveman; he figures giving women the right to vote was a bad idea.

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Origin of caveman

  • From cave +"Ž man, based on the supposition that early humans dwelt in caves.

    From Wiktionary