1) A resident of the American continents.
2) Connotation of someone from the United States.
A stereotypical American unlike me, is overweight not very intellectual and hated because of a stuck up attitude.
We do not see the appeal in using words such as: yank, bigot, and football (soccer). A stereotypical American believes that America in everyway is superior to any other country.
1) Someone from Brazil is American.
2) An American is to the world as New Jersey is to America.
For an example of a stereotypical American watch the show Diner's, Drive-In's, & Dives.