A stock character based upon the widespread concepts of the way in which early prehistoric humans may have looked and behaved.
Cocktail Party Banter
I am a troglodyte lover, I will bring you back to the days not written of.
These vile old troglodytes
are no longer there; but into their deserted cave another terrible
giant has thrust himself, and makes it his business to seize upon honest travelers and fatten them for his table with plentiful meals of smoke,
mist, moonshine, raw potatoes, and sawdust.