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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROG'LODYTE, n. [Gr. a cavern, and to enter.] The Troglodytes were a people of Ethiopia, represented by the ancients as living in caves, about whom we have many fables.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: one who lives in solitude [syn: hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte]
2: someone who lives in a cave [syn: caveman, cave man, cave dweller, troglodyte]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin troglodytae, plural, from Greek tr?glodytai, from tr?gl? hole, cave (akin to Greek tr?gein to gnaw, Armenian aracem I lead to pasture, graze) + dyein to enter Date: 1555 1. a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves 2. a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes troglodytic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a cave-dweller, esp. of prehistoric times. 2 a hermit. 3 derog. a wilfully obscurantist or old-fashioned person. Derivatives: troglodytic adj. troglodytical adj. troglodytism n. Etymology: L troglodyta f. Gk troglodutes f. the name of an Ethiopian people, after trogle hole

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Troglodyte 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(troglodytes) 1. A troglodyte is someone who lives in a cave. (FORMAL) N-COUNT 2. If you refer to someone as a troglodyte, you mean that they are unsophisticated and do not know very much about anything. He dismissed advocates of a completely free market as economic troglodytes with no concern for the social consequences. N-COUNT [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Wretch, outcast, pilgarlic, pariah, miserable fellow, castaway.

Moby Thesaurus

Bronze Age man, Goth, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Neanderthal, Stone Age man, aboriginal, aborigine, ancient, animal, antediluvian, anthropoid, ape-man, autochthon, barbarian, brute, bushman, cave dweller, caveman, fossil man, hominid, humanoid, man of old, missing link, preadamite, prehistoric man, prehuman, primate, primitive, protohuman, savage

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