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.
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During the combine operations, our shooters shot a man-eater who attacked a villager in Huna village.
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