|n.||1.||(Ethnol.) One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller, or cave man. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes.|
|2.||(Zool.) An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.|
|3.||(Zool.) The wren.|
|Noun||1.||troglodyte - one who lives in solitude|
|2.||troglodyte - someone who dwells in a cave|
|(jargon)||troglodyte - (Commodore) 1. A hacker who never leaves his cubicle.
The term "Gnoll" (from Dungeons & Dragons) is also reported.|
2. A curmudgeon attached to an obsolescent computing environment. The combination "ITS troglodyte" was flung around some during the Usenet and e-mail wringle-wrangle attending the 2.x.x revision of the Jargon File; at least one of the people it was intended to describe adopted it with pride.