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Meaning of TROGLODYTE

Pronunciation:  'trâglu`dIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who dwells in a cave
  2. [n]  one who lives in solitude
 

TROGLODYTE is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: cave dweller, cave man, caveman, hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian
 
 See Also: John the Baptist, lone hand, lone wolf, loner, primitive, primitive person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Commodore) 1. A hacker who never leaves his cubicle. The term "Gnoll" (from Dungeons & Dragons) is also reported.

2. A curmudgeon attached to an obsolescent computing environment. The combination "ITS troglodyte" was flung around some during the usenet and e-mail wringle-wrangle attending the 2.x.x revision of the jargon file; at least one of the people it was intended to describe adopted it with pride.

[jargon file]

 

 

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