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cave man

a cave dweller, especially of the Stone Age.
a man who behaves in a rough, primitive manner, especially toward women.
Origin of cave man
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So positive was she that the cave-man had died beneath arrow and club, that she did not dream she had been on the verge of rescue.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • A cave-man could wound an animal with a spear, but he could not give a deadly blow.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • When we rewrite this sentence we have, Millions of modern men do live more miserably than the cave-man lived.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • From the tough sinews of the large animals, every cave-man made his own thread.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Far off in the native jungle the cave-man moaned, and shut his eyes and turned his face to the wall of his cave.

    The Penalty Gouverneur Morris
  • That is why, I suppose, you brought your cave-man method into play?

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • "You," Wotar said quietly, crooking a long forefinger at the cave-man.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • Mr. Mix gave her a look which was a throwback to his cave-man ancestry.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • All suggestion of the "cave-man from the backwoods," as Lady Arabella had termed him, was gone.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • So we have our complete predicate, Has not diminished since the day of the cave-man.

    Plain English Marian Wharton

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