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stereotypenoun [C]

uk   /ˈster.i.ə.taɪp/  us   /ˈster.i.ə.taɪp/ disapproving
C1 a set idea that people have about what someone or something is like, especially an idea that is wrong: racial/sexual stereotypes He doesn't conform to/fit/fill the national stereotype of a Frenchman. The characters in the book are just stereotypes.

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stereotypeverb [T]

uk   /ˈster.i.ə.taɪp/  us   /ˈster.i.ə.taɪp/ disapproving
(Definition of stereotype from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stereotypenoun [C]

 us   /ˈster·i·əˌtɑɪp/ disapproving
an idea that is used to describe a particular type of person or thing, or a person or thing thought to represent such an idea: All jobs can be made to fit stereotypes, but accountants are particularly easy targets.
stereotype
verb [T]  us   /ˈster·i·əˌtɑɪp/
disapproving That unfortunate statement stereotypes all men as wimps.
stereotypical
adjective  us   /ˌster·i·əˈtɪp·ɪ·kəl/
disapproving I’m not your stereotypical Texan.
(Definition of stereotype from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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