stock character

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noun
  1. a character in literature, theater, or film of a type quickly recognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requiring no development by the writer.

Origin of stock character

First recorded in 1860–65
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Related Words for stock character

piece, dialogue, hero, lead, character, villain, protagonist, bit, antagonist, walk-on, lines, cameo