Meaning of “hunter-gatherer” in the English Dictionary

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"hunter-gatherer" in British English

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hunter-gatherernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhʌn.təˈɡæð.ər.ər/ us /ˌhʌn.t̬ɚˈɡæð.ɚ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Hunter-gatherers move around to find food to eat. 
  • Pastoral nomads move around, too, but not as much as hunter-gatherers. 
  • Until 10,000 years ago, however, most people on Earth were hunter-gatherers. 

(Definition of “hunter-gatherer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)