hunter-gatherer

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hunter + gatherer

Noun[edit]

hunter-gatherer (plural hunter-gatherers)

  1. A member of a group of people who live by hunting animals and gathering edible plants for their main food sources, and who do not keep animals or farm land.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 162: 
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.

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  • Random House Dictionary, 2nd Edition. Unabridged, 1987.