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Word of the Day – Troglodyte

By March 16, 2016Word of the Day

Troglodyte (noun)


One who lives in a cave, particularly in prehistoric times. Also used to mean someone who is old fashioned, out of touch.

From the Greek trōglodutēs, alteration of the name of an Ethiopian peoples. From trogle, hole.

Example sentences

“He’s been asking me to dinner but the man behaves like a troglodyte.”

“Troglodytes are known for having developed the earliest tools.”

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