man-eater

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man-eater

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.
References in classic literature ?
"A man-eater," he murmured, "and from appearances he has held sway here for a long time.
"A man-eater who will eat no more men," he soliloquized.
She was a man-eater and had killed 13 human beings.
In a country where 25 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line, where people die due to hunger and disease, does it make sense for a country to be obsessed with the officially sanctioned shooting of a man-eater tigress?
Continuing his tirade against Gandhi, the Maharashtra Forest Minister had said that if she thinks "any tiger or tigress should not be killed even if it is a man-eater, then the decision should be taken by the Centre regarding it." ( ANI )
FLIRTY Apprentice hopeful Lindi Mngaza is a man-eater who "chews up men and spits them out", says her oldest friend.
She said: "Lindi's a man-eater. She uses men to get what she wants.
My younger daughter, who had a man-eater plant of her own, adopted Mother's plant to keep hers company.
BIG Brother contestant Penny Ellis is a man-eater who will do "any-thing it takes" to win, her best friend said last night.
Summary: Yavatmal (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 3 (ANI): A man-eater tigress named Avni, who was allegedly responsible for the death of 14 people in the Pandharkawda forest in Maharashtra, was on Friday night killed in Yavatmal.
Addressing a convention of Dalit, backward and minority communities here, he said: "Hamen bhavi pradhan mantri ki zaroorat hai, damkhor ki nahi (We need a future prime minister, not a man-eater)."
Singh told reporters that the tiger entered human habitat in search of food and that there were no signs to indicate that he was a man-eater.
"During the combine operations, our shooters shot a man-eater who attacked a villager in Huna village.