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1. An animal, such as a tiger, that eats or is reputed to eat human flesh.
2. A cannibal.
3. Slang A sexually aggressive woman who has multiple male sexual partners and is considered to be scheming or manipulative.

man′eat′ing adj.
References in classic literature ?
He saw the girl fling a grimace at the angry, roaring, maneater beneath her, and then, laughing, speed away into the forest.
Your maneater, as they of India call the tiger who has once tasted blood of the human, care no more for the other prey, but prowl unceasing till he get him.
The great carnivore let its head droop, and with tail between its legs came slinking to the girl's feet, and after it came the others until she was entirely surrounded by the savage maneaters.
Only the superstitious terror engendered in him by the stories poured into his ears by the whites and blacks of the Russian's party kept him from leaping upon Tarzan with his warriors and slaying him forthwith, for he and his people were inveterate maneaters.
Now the beauty, who's been helping out troubled Val Lambert, is set to become a real maneater.
EMMERDALE maneater Nicola Wheeler snogged married co-star Mark Charnock at a boozy do - then copped off with another bloke when Mark went to the loo.
Presenter Melvyn Bragg and his team will lock horns with maneater Tanya (played by Zoe Lucker) in a documentary on the nation's obsession with "dumbed-down" TV.
1 single spot with her raunchy track Maneater, a dancey departure from her more mellow material.
Also dressed to thrill were Big Brother's Jade Goody, Kate Ford, who plays maneater Tracy Barlow in Corrie, and Casualty babe Sarah Manners, looking stunning in mini dress and thigh high boots.
MANEATER Jordan has told England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson: "Scrum and get me.
Maneater pushes Sandi Thom's I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker down to No.
Gone are the long red nails and gaudy make-up the actress usually wears as her character in the ITV series, brassy maneater Tanya.