Cannibal



a person who eats human flesh, especially for magical or religious purposes, as among certain tribal peoples.
any animal that eats its own kind.
pertaining to or characteristic of a cannibal.
given to cannibalism.
Contemporary Examples

Why NYPD Couldn’t Cook The ‘Cannibal Cop’ Michael Daly July 1, 2014
The Punk Behind Iran’s Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story Melissa Leon November 20, 2014
What’s in a Name? Writers and Their Anthroponymy Anthony Paletta February 27, 2013
Cannibal Cop May Be Saved by His Own Words Michael Daly February 27, 2013
King of the Hollywood Hedonists Robert Hofler February 26, 2010

Historical Examples

The Forerunners Romain Rolland
A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider
Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
Freeland Theodor Hertzka

noun

a person who eats the flesh of other human beings
(as modifier): cannibal tribes

an animal that feeds on the flesh of others of its kind
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