man-eating [man-ee-ting] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for man-eating on adjective

  1. feeding on or having an appetite for human flesh: a man-eating tiger.

Origin of man-eating First recorded in 1600–10 Related Words for man-eating carnivorous, ferocious, murderous, creophagous Examples from the Web for man-eating Contemporary Examples of man-eating

  • In the course of her remarkable travels Thecla baptizes herself by diving into a pool of “man-eating seals.”

    First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots

    Candida Moss

    December 18, 2014

  • The marauding, man-eating Titans are mutated, androgynous beasts that have no need to feed but love to kill.

    This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin

    David Levesley

    September 24, 2014

  • Our pond is short on man-eating sharks, but I can set bear traps on the bottom.

    Why I Hate The Beach

    P. J. O’Rourke

    July 27, 2014

  • And if you can work in man-eating hippopotami, sexy vampires, or a robot that shoots lasers out of its eyes, all the better.

    Benjamin Percy: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    June 5, 2013

  • Her latest role is a small but powerful one, and does plenty to erase any memories of her cosmo-swilling, man-eating alter-ego.

    The Yes List: A Sex and the City Star Strips Down

    The Daily Beast

    April 8, 2011

  • Historical Examples of man-eating

  • He had been relating a thrilling adventure with a man-eating tiger.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • The man-eating tiger and the rogue-elephant are the devils of their kind.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • He is a black Napoleon, a head-hunting, man-eating Talleyrand.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • How’s the boy wonder, the only man-eating Dink in captivity?

    Stover at Yale

    Owen Johnson

  • British Dictionary definitions for man-eating man-eating adjective

    1. eating human flesh
    2. informal (of a woman) having many lovers

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