man-eater

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man-eater (plural man-eaters)

  1. An animal that has a reputation for eating humans, such as the tiger or shark.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 146:
      Man-eaters are more newsworthy than three-foot-long harmless sharks with tiny teeth.
  2. A cannibal.
  3. (by extension, slang) A woman with a threatening attitude, often readily taking and discarding male romantic partners.

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