Neanderthal

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/nɪˈændətɑːl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/niˈændɚˌθɔl, neɪˈɑndɚˌtɑl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(nē andər thôl′, -tôl′, -täl′; nā ändər täl′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ne•an•der•thal /niˈændɚˌθɔl, neɪˈɑndɚˌtɑl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Physical AnthropologyAlso,  Ne•an•der•tal /niˈændɚˌtɔl, -ˌtɑl/.USA pronunciation  of or relating to a now extinct human people of Europe and Asia who lived from around 100,000 B.C. to 40,000 B.C.
  2. Informal Terms[ often: neanderthal] crude;
    primitive.

n. [countable]
  1. Physical Anthropologya member of the Neanderthal people.
  2. Informal Terms[often: neanderthal] a person of crude or primitive behavior or mode of thought.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ne•an•der•thal  (nē andər thôl′, -tôl′, -täl′; nā ändər täl′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Physical Anthropologyof or pertaining to Neanderthal man.
  2. Informal Terms(often l.c.) primitive, unenlightened, or reactionary;
    culturally or intellectually backward.

n. 
  1. Physical AnthropologySee  Neanderthal man. 
  2. Informal Terms(often l.c.)
    • an unenlightened or ignorant person;
      barbarian.
    • a reactionary;
      a person with very old-fashioned ideas.
Also,  Ne•an•der•tal  (nē andər thôl′, -tôl′, -täl′; nā ändər täl′),USA pronunciation (for defs. 1, 3). Ne•ander•thal′er, n. 
  • after Neanderthal, valley in Germany, near Düsseldorf, where evidence of Neanderthal man was first found 1860–65

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