man-eating [man-ee-ting] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- feeding on or having an appetite for human flesh: a man-eating tiger.
In the course of her remarkable travels Thecla baptizes herself by diving into a pool of “man-eating seals.”
December 18, 2014
The marauding, man-eating Titans are mutated, androgynous beasts that have no need to feed but love to kill.
September 24, 2014
Our pond is short on man-eating sharks, but I can set bear traps on the bottom.
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.
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 Daily Beast
April 8, 2011
Historical Examples of man-eating
He had been relating a thrilling adventure with a man-eating tiger.
The man-eating tiger and the rogue-elephant are the devils of their kind.
He is a black Napoleon, a head-hunting, man-eating Talleyrand.
This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of Hiva-oa.
Robert Louis Stevenson
How’s the boy wonder, the only man-eating Dink in captivity?
British Dictionary definitions for man-eating man-eating adjective
- eating human flesh
- informal (of a woman) having many lovers