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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: stéréotype, from Greek stereos ( STEREO2) + French type

stereotype

1 noun
     
ster‧e‧o‧type1 [countable]
a belief or idea of what a particular type of person or thing is like. Stereotypes are often unfair or untrue
stereotype of
women who don't fit the stereotype of the good mother
stereotype about
stereotypes about the elderly
stereotypical adjective:
the stereotypical Californian - tall, fit, and tanned
stereotypically adverb

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