verb (used with object), ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing.
Examples from the Web for stereotype
Give this gorgeous book to that friend who fits the stereotype.
But it often feels more like something from a Japanese stereotype than anything explicitly offensive.Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our stereotype of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ is cocaine, nightclubs, and flapper girls.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can they break the stereotype of the hijab as a symbol of oppression?
But many of the cis men that I have met or chatted with on OkCupid and other sites do not fall into that stereotype.
The strange part of this rebellion is that it is always marked by the quality of stereotype which it seeks to avoid.
But that must be as it may; and if you think the acceptance dubious, it is much the better plan not to stereotype.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
Yet what a woman she would make if the drying curse of high-caste life were not allowed to stereotype and shrivel her!The Patrician|John Galsworthy
But the rule apparently obtains throughout that stereotype and compromise offer themselves as the exhaustive alternative.
To be sure there is a touch of stereotype in the chords and even in the pinch and clash of hostile motives.
British Dictionary definitions for stereotype
- a method of producing cast-metal printing plates from a mould made from a forme of type matter in papier-mâché or some other material
- the plate so made
- to make a stereotype of
- to print from a stereotype
Word Origin and History for stereotype
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.
Culture definitions for stereotype (1 of 2)
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
Culture definitions for stereotype (2 of 2)
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.