The definition of a stereotype is a well-known idea or image of a person or idea that is held by a number of people.(noun)
An example of stereotype is that blonde-haired women are dumb.
Stereotype is defined as to attach an idea or image to a person who belong to a particular group.(verb)
An example of stereotype is saying that a group of Italians are members of the mafia.
See stereotype in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr adj. stéréotype: see stereo- & -type
See stereotype in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French stéréotype, stereotype printing
Origin: : stéréo-, solid (from Greek stereo-; see stereo-)
Origin: + type, printing type (from Old French, symbol, from Late Latin typus; see type).
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