Definition of anthropophagy in English:



  • The eating of human flesh by human beings.

    ‘The residents of this lush, tropical paradise vehemently denied they had returned to anthropophagy, until the term was explained to them.’
    • ‘To this end, the basic taxonomy of cannibalism will first be explained, along with a brief history of anthropophagy in the cultural imagination.’
    • ‘This grisly practice is called anthropophagy, and it's not exactly very popular.’
    • ‘Early Christians were accused of anthropophagy and sexual abandon long before they did the same to their opponents.’



/ˌanTHrəˈpäfəjē/ /ˌænθrəˈpɑfədʒi/


Early 17th century via French and late Latin from Greek anthrōpophagia, from anthrōpophagos (see anthropophagus).