Someone who's not very smart but goes on talking and talking circuitously around a subject without ever making any coherent point. Could be used to describe many politicians, including several State of the Union addresses of the past decade. Also applies to university professors, conference speakers, TV and radio personalities, etc.
"I can't believe so many people voted for that meanderthal."
"How did this meanderthal ever get tenure?"
"I actually paid money to sit here and listen to this meanderthal?"
"Enough of this meanderthal! I'm changing the channel."
word of the day: October 05, 2006
People who wander around aimlessly and always seem to get in your way in stores and supermarkets, chatting on their cell phones and paying no attention to their surroundings.
I would have been here ten minutes earlier if I hadn't been stuck behind that meanderthal.
One who has difficulty determining their next course of action in traffic (sometimes going 10-20mph top speed), and, as a result, is not predictable and does not use their turn signal.
Oh my God. We're going to be late AGAIN. This guy in front of me's a fucking meanderthal.
A person with nowhere to go and nothing to do who wanders the sidewalks aimlessly in a swervy, slow path that blocks the paths of people who do have somewhere to go and something to do.
I was supposed to be at the Museum of Natural History thirty minutes ago but my path was slowed and at times completely blocked by roving packs of meanderthals.
1. n.: In tourism industry, those ones aka tourist, specially the one in hords going up and down as a pack, inside and outside shuttle buses and meanders
other tourist atractions. Each one in a shoal of visitors wandering through the city center. Not always nor exclusively applied in a pejorative manner.
Those meanderthals on my way to work... I envy them!
One who wanders about thoughtlessly.
We were at the mall and realized that Nate had walked off. He's such a meanderthal.
The word meanderthal is a portmanteau of meander and neanderthal to describe a driving behavior.
A meanderthal (as a close cousin of the passhole
) is a driver whose rate of speed is slower than the actual rate (not necessarily the legal speed) of the traffic for the lane they are in (e.g. in an HOV lane that is going slower than non-HOV traffic to the right). The driver may even change lanes without additional speed, nor showing intention to pass another vehicle (e.g. in the middle lane of three lane highway going slower than traffic in that lane, and the right adjacent one). The driver is either using a cell phone, is from a stereotypical "nervous" driving group, or (worst case) intentionally being a jerk.
This lack of forethought, awareness, and consideration for other drivers causes disruption, and occasional road rage, creating a danger to themselves and other drivers.
"Damn! Everyone is passing us by because of that @#$% meanderthal in front of us!"
"Another friggin' meanderthal is LOST in the HOV lane again!"
A term used to describe a disinterested, uncommunicative and disaffected man usually found meandering back and forth between the snack and liquor tables at “stupid” parties hosted by his girlfriend’s or wife’s “boring” friends.
Heather: Kelly, your boyfriend, Cornelius, hasn’t talked to anyone the whole time, and he’s just been standing over there for about hour stuffing his face with nacho dip and slamming beers.
Kelly: I know, he’s being a total meanderthal.