Word of the Day: Troglodyte

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Today's word is:

troglodyte

|ˈträgləˌdīt|

noun

  • (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.

ORIGIN: late 15th cent.: via Latin from Greek trōglodutēs, alteration of the name of an Ethiopian people, influenced by trōglē 'hole.'