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Caveman vs. Troglodyte

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Cavemannoun

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.’;

Troglodytenoun

A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes, a caveman.

Cavemannoun

A brutish or savage person.

‘The football squad was made up of cavemen who were responsible for trashing many a locker room.’;

Troglodytenoun

(by extension) Anything that lives underground.

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

Cavemannoun

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.’;

Troglodytenoun

A reclusive, reactionary or out-of-date person, especially if brutish.

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Cavemannoun

someone who dwells in a cave

Troglodytenoun

The Eurasian wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.

Cavemannoun

a prehistoric man who lived in caves.

Troglodytenoun

(computing) A person who chooses not to keep up-to-date with the latest software and hardware.

Cavemannoun

an uncivilized or violent man

‘you can't change my mind by caveman tactics’;

Troglodytenoun

One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller, or cave man. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes.

‘In the troglodytes' country there is a lake, for the hurtful water it beareth called the "mad lake."’;

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Caveman

The caveman is a stock character representative of primitive humans in the Paleolithic. The popularization of the type dates to the early 20th century, when Neanderthals were influentially described as or by Marcellin Boule and Arthur Keith.The term has its taxonomic equivalent in the now-obsolete binomial classification of Homo troglodytes (Linnaeus, 1758).

‘simian’; ‘ape-like’; ‘caveman’;

Troglodytenoun

An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.

Troglodytenoun

The wren.

Troglodytenoun

one who lives in solitude

Troglodytenoun

someone who dwells in a cave

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