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Cro-Magnon

slang A reference to early European modern humans. Often left uncapitalized in writing; sometimes spelled as a single word.
1. noun A crude, boorish, typically unintelligent or backwards-thinking person, especially a man. There are always a couple of Cro-Magnons who whistle lewdly at me as I walk by the construction site on my way home from work. Get your hands off of me, you cromagnon!
2. adjective Describing or characteristic of such a person. The new CEO has promised to overhaul some of the company's cro-magnon policies that conflict with its new, more progressive ideals.
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cromagnon

(kroˈmægnən)
n. an ugly male. (see also neanderthal, which is a variety of man presumed to be uglier and less like modern man.) Who is that cromagnon you were with last night?
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8 As Bishop puts it, "[r]econstructing the return of its 'retrospectable fearfurther' (288n7) to the condition of Vico's aboriginal men, the first chapter of the Wake is densely clustered with images of giants and' astoneaged' cave men (18.15)--Neanderthal men (18.22, 19.25), Cromagnon men (20.7), Heidelberg men (18.23), Mousterian men (15.33), Piltdown men (10.30), and the paleolithic characters 'Mutt and Jute'" (194; cf Hayman 38-40).
Conversations with various spirits, druids, CroMagnon men, Egyptian queens, departed saints.