Meaning of “man-eater” in the English Dictionary

"man-eater" in British English

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man-eaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmænˌiː.tər/ us /ˈmænˌiː.t̬ɚ/

man-eater noun [ C ] (WOMAN)

humorous a woman who uses men to have a series of sexual relationships, but does not love the men

man-eater noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

an animal that can kill and eat a person

man-eating
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈmænˌiː.tɪŋ/ us /ˈmænˌiː.t̬ɪŋ/

a man-eating tiger

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