from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a fabulous or prehistoric race of people that lived in caves, dens, or holes.
- n. A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
- n. An anthropoid ape, such as a gorilla or chimpanzee.
- n. An animal that lives underground, as an ant or a worm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes, a caveman.
- n. Anything that lives underground.
- n. A reclusive, reactionary or out-of-date person, especially if brutish.
- n. The wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.
- n. A person who chooses not to keep up-to-date with the latest software and hardware.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller, or cave man. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes.
- n. An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.
- n. The wren.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inhabiting caverns; cavedwelling; cavernicolous; spelæan; troglodytic: specifically noting human beings, apes, and birds.
- n. A cave-dweller; a caveman; one who lives in a naturally formed cavity in the rocks, or, by extension, one who has his abode in a dwelling-place of that kind, whether constructed by enlarging a natural cave or by making an entirely new excavation.
- n. Hence, one living in seclusion; one unacquainted with the affairs of the world.
- n. In mammalogy, an anthropoid ape of the genus Troglodytes, as the chimpanzee or the gorilla, especially the former, which was earlier known to naturalists and was called Simia troglodytes.
- n. In ornithology, a wren of the genus Troglodytes or family Troglodytldæ. The term is a misnomer, since no wrens live in caves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who lives in a cave
- n. one who lives in solitude
It is technology utterly out of functional scale in turn pointing a finger with the label troglodyte if you even suggest alternatives.
He chose the word troglodyte with deliberation; it comes from a Greek word meaning cave dweller.
However, if someone linked to that something, even if that someone were a scum-sucking troglodyte from the slime-pits of Hell (or the Hollywood Hills, whichever), I couldn’t do jack-all squat.
Revenant: The difference between a gentleman and a "troglodyte" isn't that the former respects women and the latter doesn't.
The difference between a gentleman and a "troglodyte" isn't that the former respects women and the latter doesn't.
Scott is an erstwhile school levy volunteer who last February called me a "troglodyte" for being the only man in town bold enough to raise questions about the levy in the media.
For example, for the authorities on English etymology 'troglodyte' is adapted from the Latin and first attested in the middle of the sixteenth century - an example, one might be tempted to conclude, of the well-known re-birth of scientific interest in many fields that characterized this period.
Instead he has responded by calling the prelate a "troglodyte," and calling upon him to do penance for his remarks, leading to a tit for tat exchange that has lasted for more than two weeks.
The president usually offered these comments up as part of some kind of troglodyte effort to set his toadies straight on a matter of ethnic or cultural policy.
That night we stayed in the town of Matmata, famed for its underground "troglodyte" homes.