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man-eater

[man-ee-ter] /ˈmænˌi tər/
noun
1.
an animal, especially a tiger or lion, that eats or is said to eat human flesh.
3.
a cannibal.
4.
Slang. femme fatale.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for man-eater

man-eater

noun
1.
an animal, such as a tiger, that has become accustomed to eating human flesh
2.
any of various sharks that feed on human flesh, esp the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
3.
a human cannibal
4.
(informal) a woman with many lovers
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Word Origin and History for man-eater
n.

also maneater, c.1600, "cannibal," from man (n.) + eater (see eat). From 1837 in reference to animals (sharks); 1862 of tigers; 1906 of women. Related: Man-eating.

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Slang definitions & phrases for man-eater

man-eater

noun

A sexually voracious woman; also, a femme fatale (1906+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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