Neanderthal

Ne*an"der*thal`

(?), prop. n. 1. (Anthropol.) A neanderthal human being; a member of the race Homo sapiens neanderthalensis; as, neanderthals were shorter than modern humans.
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2. One resembling a neanderthal human; a troglodyte; a cave man.
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3. Hence: (Fig.) A person of primitive, unenlightened or uneducated opinions or attitudes; one with a regressive social or political outlook; -- used disparagingly.
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