Definition of “typical” - English Dictionary

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“typical” in British English

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uk /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl/

B1 showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from a particular group of things:

I must look like the typical tourist with my shorts and my camera.
This kind of hot and spicy food is very typical of the food in the south of the country.

disapproving showing all the bad characteristics that you expect from someone or something, often in a way that is annoying:

It's just typical of Dan to spend all that money on the equipment and then lose interest two months later.
"He called at the last minute to say he wasn't coming." "Typical!"

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(Definition of “typical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“typical” in American English

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us /ˈtɪp·ɪ·kəl/

showing the characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing:

He looked like the typical tourist with his camera and baseball cap.
This dish is typical of Southern cooking.

disapproving Typical also means behaving as you would expect:

"He called to say he wasn’t coming." "Typical! You can’t rely on Michael for anything!"

(Definition of “typical” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)