troglodyte

A troglodyte is a person who lives all alone, in seclusion. You could call this type a "hermit" or a "recluse," but it's more fun to say troglodyte.

Troglodyte is formed from the Greek words trogle, "hole", and dyein, "to dive into." The word translates to mean "he who dwells in caves." While a troglodyte can be what we think of as a pre-historic caveman, it also means someone who lives in any sort of tiny, unkempt house. Nowadays, a troglodyte generally refers to someone who lives alone, like a hermit. If you don’t mind having a dirty hole for a home, then perhaps you are a troglodyte.

Definitions of troglodyte
1

n one who lives in solitude

Synonyms:
hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian
Examples:
St. John the Baptist
(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
Type of:
lone hand, lone wolf, loner
a person who avoids the company or assistance of others

n someone who lives in a cave

Synonyms:
cave dweller, cave man, caveman
Type of:
primitive, primitive person
a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

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