Definition of Rhodesian man in US English:

Rhodesian man

noun

historical
  • A fossil hominid similar to Neanderthal man, known from remains found at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia), in 1921, formerly called Homo rhodesiensis and now usually grouped with H. heidelbergensis.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Arthur Smith Woodward (1864–1944), palaeontologist.