verb (used with object), ster·e·o·typed, ster·e·o·typ·ing.
Examples from the Web for stereotypical
The irony is that communities are protesting stereotyping—as cops respond in stereotypical ways.
In its structure the Mississippi Summer Project defied the stereotypical pattern of racial power in America.The 1964 Miss. Freedom Summer Protests Won Progress At a Bloody Price|Nicolaus Mills|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I did one semester at Boulder, which was more a stereotypical, American collegiate experience.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It looks like a stereotypical convenience store, shelves crowded with garishly packaged junk food.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken|Jane & Michael Stern|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Goggins puts it, “pictures about the archetypal not the stereotypical South.”Kentucky’s Finest Antihero: Walton Goggins on Justified’s Chameleon Villain|Allen Barra|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the money did not come from the stereotypical Jewish billionaires.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
His descriptions of the appearance of Jewish characters are usually unflattering and stereotypical.Nina Balatka|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for stereotypical
- 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 stereotypical
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 stereotypical (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 stereotypical (2 of 2)
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.