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A man who lacks or does not conform to stereotypical masculine characteristic; an effeminate male. (From the book Real Men Don't Eat Quiche (1982) by Bruce Feirstein.) Well, it's no surprise that a quiche-eater like yourself won't put up a fight when his honor is being insulted! So I'm considered a quiche-eater just because I don't swill beer all day and hold sexist opinions?


1. An animal that has is or purportedly likely to eat humans. Most often applied to sharks and big cats such as lions. The great white shark is a confirmed man-eater, having already attacked two victims right near the beach.
2. A woman who has a reputation for having romantic relationships with many men. Jill dated so many men during college that her roommates began to call her a man-eater behind her back.


n. an informer; a rat fink. (Rats eat cheese.) Some cheese-eater called the clerk and warned her we were coming.

smoke eater

n. a firefighter. A couple of off-duty smoke eaters wandered around the store doing a little shopping.
See also: eater, smoke


and weed-eater
n. a smoker of marijuana. The weedheads are taking over this neighborhood.



lotus eater

Someone whose only interests are luxury and sensual pleasures, a sybarite. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew encounter the Lotus Eaters, island inhabitants who spend their lives eating a narcotic that causes them to be drowsy and disinterested in anything but their own pleasure, sort of Homeric Flower Children. Several crew members partook and had to be dragged back to the ship to which they were chained until they kicked the habit.
See also: eater
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Children who ate within the normal range of childhood likes and dislikes weren't considered picky eaters.
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The Uttarakhand forest department declared the leopardess a man- eater in August this year and issued a warrant to kill it.
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here are around a million women - and MEN - in Britain who are classed as binge eaters.
Andrew Walker is correct when he says that some non-meat eaters wear "things with a face".
Dream Eater appears at least capable of adding his name to the list.
And though Pollan opposes the ways industrial eaters treat, slaughter, and eat animals, he believes eating meat is a moral option (for which he offers an interesting evolutionary argument).
In fact, he writes, "a successful local food economy implies not only a new kind of food producer but a new kind of eater.
Judges rated the dogs in a variety of competitions - from Fastest Eater to Best Kisser.
Known as "community supported agriculture," it aims to reduce the distance from grower to eater.
Face Eater (all works 2004) features a figure whose eyes and nose have been sucked into a toothy mouth located where his forehead should be.
I have neck and shoulder problems and the weight of the weed eater and strap often causes me much pain with prolonged use.
If you want to escape to a place where spirits and magic coincide with one another, then pick up a copy of The Ghost Eater.