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Neanderthalnoun [ C ]

also Neandertal us /niˈæn·dərˌtɔl, -ˌθɔl/

one of the ancient people 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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