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Neanderthals

noun
plural of Neanderthal

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1 a big clumsy often slow-witted person
  • they looked like a tribe of Neanderthals compared to the bridegroom's patrician-looking family

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2 a man with crude manners and habits and outmoded attitudes
  • made the mistake of dining with some Neanderthal who repeatedly mistook his shirtsleeve for a napkin

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“Neanderthals.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Neanderthals. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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