Caveman vs Og - What's the difference?

caveman | og |

As a noun caveman

is an early human or closely related species, popularly held to reside in caves.

As a proper noun og is

(very|rare|outside the bible).



  • An early human or closely related species, popularly held to reside in caves.
  • The political cartoon showed the politician as a caveman , clubbing the budget depicted as a mammoth.
  • * 2006 , Harley Pasternak, The 5 Factor Diet , page 15,
    The creators of this nutrition plan believe that cavemen and cavewomen were lean and healthy because of the all-natural foods they ate.
  • * 2010 , Terence A. Shimp, Advertising, Promotion, and Other Aspects of Integrated Marketing Communications , Cengage Learning, 8th Edition, page 154,
  • And who could forget those ads that featured sophisticated cavemen' who were insulted—in a parody on political correctness—by “insensitive” offenders who implied that some action was “so easy, a ' caveman could do it.”
  • * 2010 , Allen A. Debus, Prehistoric Monsters: The Real and Imagined Creatures of the Past That We Love to Fear , page 87,
  • For, in essence, the caveman' concept implies the abhorrent—undignified human bestiality and a disquieting association with apelike ancestors. ' Cavemen have represented Darwin?s repugnant evolutionary ideals and even suggest civilisation?s tenuousness.
  • (informal, figuratively, pejorative) A brutish or savage person.
  • The football squad was comprised of cavemen who were responsible for trashing many a locker room.
  • (informal, figuratively, pejorative) A man with old fashioned or backward opinions, particularly with regard to women.
  • Old Sven is a bit of a caveman ; he figures giving women the right to vote was a bad idea.
  • * 2008', David E. Clarke, ''Cinderella Meets the '''Caveman : Stop the Boredom in Your Marriage and Jump , page 159,
  • You think your Caveman is always chasing you for sex. Well, he is.


    * (early humans or related species) hominid, hominin, neanderthal, troglodyte * (brutish or savage person) boor, lout, savage, thug, troglodyte * (man with regressive opinions) chauvinist


    * cave dweller

    Coordinate terms

    * cavewoman

    Derived terms

    * cavemanlike






    (en noun)
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