英 [ni'ændətɑ:l; -θɔ:l]
- Neanderthal (adj.)
- 1861, in reference to a type of extinct hominid, from German Neanderthal "Neander Valley," name of a gorge near Düsseldorf where humanoid fossils were identified in 1856. The place name is from the Graecized form of Joachim Neumann (literally "new man," Greek *neo-ander), 1650-1680, German pastor, poet and hymn-writer, who made this a favorite spot in the 1670s. Adopting a classical form of one's surname was a common practice among educated Germans in this era. As a noun, by 1915; as a type of a big, brutish, stupid person from 1926.
- 1. Neanderthal man was able to kill woolly mammoths and bears.
- 2. Let us deal with the question of his notoriously Neanderthal attitude to women.
- 3. In fact, many sympathized with me for having to put up with such a neanderthal of a boss.
- 4. The Neanderthal Man is one of our primordial ancestors.
- 5. Neanderthal skulls also show evidence of a large hypoglossal canal.
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