- steric hindrance
Origin of stereotyped
verb (used with object), ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing.
Origin of stereotype
Examples from the Web for stereotyped
The current GOP coalition can be stereotyped quite simply as the Medicare/Social Security retiree.
Compared to Americans, Canadians are stereotyped as steady and predictable.
We too have been stereotyped and portrayed in the media in such a way that it has affected how people interact with us.Auti Angel, Star of ‘Musical Chairs,’ on Being Disabled in Hollywood|Auti Angel|March 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Also, independents are stereotyped as social liberals and fiscal conservatives.
Their comparisons were monotonous, and their scenes bare, stereotyped arabesques, not woven into the tissue of lyric feeling.
It was plain to be seen that the stereotyped rubber-stamped kind of official news that got into the papers did not satisfy them.World's War Events, Vol. II|Various
But the stereotyped use of the bordure wavy in England with a set meaning, gives to the wavy variety a lack of desirability.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
At last Tissot published the results of his experiments, and the stereotyped answer was soon made.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|Andrew Dickson White
Bob Blake, just then, was lying beneath my car, near which I hovered listening to his voluble but stereotyped profanity.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
- 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
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.
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.