cave dweller
noun Date: 1865 1. one (as a prehistoric human) that dwells in a cave 2. one that lives in a city apartment building

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  • Cave dweller — Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cave-dweller — caveˈ dweller noun A person who lives in a cave, esp one of the Stone Age people of prehistoric times • • • Main Entry: ↑cave …   Useful english dictionary

  • cave dweller — cave′ dwell er n. 1) pan a person, as a prehistoric human, living in a cave 2) sts a person living in an apartment building • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • cave dweller — noun someone who lives in a cave • Syn: ↑caveman, ↑cave man, ↑troglodyte • Hypernyms: ↑primitive, ↑primitive person …   Useful english dictionary

  • cave dweller — 1. a person whose home is a cave. 2. a prehistoric person who lived in caves. 3. Facetious. a person who lives in an apartment building or the like in a large city. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • cave dweller — noun One who behaves like a caveman …   Wiktionary

  • cave-dweller — /ˈkeɪv dwɛlə/ (say kayv dweluh) noun → caveman (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cave — (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave bear — Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cave hyena — Cave Cave (k[=a]v), n. [F. cave, L. cavus hollow, whence cavea cavity. Cf. {Cage}.] 1. A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den. [1913 Webster] 2. Any hollow place, or part; a cavity. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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