Definitions for: Troglodyte


[n] someone who dwells in a cave
[n] one who lives in solitude



Webster (1913) Definition: Trog"lo*dyte, n. [L. troglodytae, pl., Gr. ? one
who creeps into holes; ? a hole, cavern (fr. ? to gnaw) + ?
enter: cf. F. troglodyte.]
1. (Ethnol.) One of any savage race that dwells in caves,
instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller. 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.''
--Holland.

2. (Zo["o]l.) An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The wren.

Synonyms: cave dweller, cave man, caveman, hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian

See Also: John the Baptist, lone hand, lone wolf, loner, primitive, primitive person

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