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neanderthaladjective

uk   /niːˈæn.dəˌtɑːl/  us   /-dɚ-/

Neanderthaladjective

uk   /niːˈæn.dəˌtɑːl/  us   /-dɚ-/
(Definition of neanderthal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Neanderthalnoun [C]

(also Neandertal)  us   /niˈæn·dərˌtɔl, -ˌθɔl/
one of the ​ancientpeople who ​lived in Europe and Asia from ​approximately 30,000 to 150,000 ​years ago fig.someone who ​behaves in a ​rude or ​offensive way
Neanderthal
adjective (also Neandertal)  us   /niˈæn·dərˌtɔl, -ˌθɔl/
a Neanderthal ​skeleton
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