Definition of neanderthal

Definition of neanderthal
  1. neanderthal Adjective Primitive, old-fashioned, opposed to change (in allusion to the now extinct species "Homo neanderthalensis").
  2. neanderthal Noun A primitive person or a person with old-fashioned ideas or who opposes change.
  3. neanderthal Noun (usually "Neanderthal") A specimen of the now extinct species "Homo neanderthalensis".
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