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trog·lo·dyte / ˈträgləˌdīt/ • n. (esp. in prehistoric times) a person who lived in a cave. ∎  a hermit. ∎  a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned. DERIVATIVES: trog·lo·dyt·ic / ˌträgləˈditik/ adj. trog·lo·dyt·ism / -dīˌtizəm/ n.

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troglodyte cave-dweller (chiefly prehistoric). XVI. — L. trōglodyta — G. trōglodútēs, corrupt form of trōgodútēs, after trōglē hole.

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troglodyte A cave-dweller.