Man-eater



[man-ee-ter] /ˈmænˌi tər/

noun
1.
an animal, especially a tiger or lion, that eats or is said to eat human flesh.
2.
.
3.
a cannibal.
4.
Slang. .
noun
1.
an animal, such as a tiger, that has become accustomed to eating human flesh
2.
any of various sharks that feed on human flesh, esp the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
3.
a human cannibal
4.
(informal) a woman with many lovers
n.

also maneater, c.1600, “cannibal,” from man (n.) + eater (see eat). From 1837 in reference to animals (sharks); 1862 of tigers; 1906 of women. Related: Man-eating.

noun

A sexually voracious woman; also, a femme fatale (1906+)

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