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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 ?
There hasn't been a man eater around here for two years, Bwana says, and the game is so plentiful that there is no necessity to drive Numa to human flesh.
From this Hanson knew that a man eater had wandered into the district or been developed by the aging of one of the many lions who ranged the plains and hills by night, or lay up in the cool wood by day.
There is no sign to indicate that the tiger is a man eater," he said.
The opening heat, the 249th race since the series began, produced the very first dead-heat of the competition when Big Man Eater caught High Image on the line to share the spoils in 30.
Holidaymaker Nick Fletcher filmed what he thought was the fearsome man eater 200 yards from a beach in St Ives, Cornwall, last month.
SHE is known for playing hapless man eater Linda in the outrageous comedy Gimme, Gimme but Kathy Burke apparently had more success on the romance front when directing a play in Liverpool.
The daughter of a Barmouth builder, Charlie is best known as the heartless man eater Janine Evans in the BBC soap.