Troglodyte meaning

trŏglə-dīt
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(computing) A person who chooses not to keep up-to-date with the latest software and hardware.
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A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes, a caveman.
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A person characterized by reactionary or antiquated attitudes.
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The wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.
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Any of the prehistoric people who lived in caves; cave man.
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(by extension) Anything that lives underground.

The cave was populated by albino scorpions, blind salamanders, and other troglodytes.

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Origin of troglodyte

  • From Latin Trōglodytae a people said to be cave dwellers from Greek Trōglodutai alteration (influenced by trōglē hole) (and -dutai those who enter) of Trōgodutai

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin trōglodyta (“cave dwelling people"), from Ancient Greek τρωγλοδύτης (trōglodutÄ“s, “one who dwells in holes"), from τρώγλη (trōglÄ“, “hole") + δύω (duō, “I get into").

    From Wiktionary