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This phrase was coined and publicized by the once cool punk band Green Day. Though it is often thought of as the "all-american" republican, it was really given a new meaning by all the followers of the song. Now, the term is more fitting to those who think that Green Day stuck up to "the man" when recording this CD, although they became extremely commercialized, and ultimately conformed to the capatalist society they were singing against. If you don't realize this, and you love the album, you're an american idiot.
So the other day, these hella conservative rednecks came up to my car and wanted to tell me how bringing a republican back into presidency would help us find jesus, so I just cranked up my American Idiot CD in their face and sped off.

Dude, YOU are the American Idiot
by SeaGirl August 31, 2008
 
1.
(1) A 2004 Green Day album which serves as a rock opera that tells the story of a few average American youth living in a metropolis of rhetoric, lies, and censorship. The album tells the story, which takes place in the time span of about one year, through exploring the thoughts of each character as well as through dialog and interactions between the characters. While the plot is more of an abstract concept than it is a direct story, the message is fairly clear: the American youth remain unheard because of the "I don't care" attitude many of them carry, but because of the lack of actual dialogue, the root of this attitude is the fact that the American youth only know what they DON'T want, and have never been presented with a reasonable option that they COULD want. Of course the ending of the story is, unfortunately, also an all-too-common reality in our current world.

The album/story also tells a typical teen-angst-style love story that applies a double meaning to the cover (which is a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade).

The album is expected to receive negative criticism (especially by those who don't take the time to truly understand the story or are too quick to judge and disregard it as "left-wing propaganda"), since it was considered a highly experimental concept from the very beginning. Others simply don't like it because of its difference from the typical Green Day style, but many see this as a refreshing and much-needed break. Love it or hate it, "American Idiot" is Green Day's first new release full-length album since 2002.

(2) The title track from the above-mentioned CD.
(1) My friend Joe told me not to waste my money on American Idiot, while my friend Sally said that it's her favorite Green Day album ever. I'm not sure who to believe on this one.

(2) "Don't want to be an American Idiot / One nation controlled by the media / Information age of hysteria / calling out to Idiot America"
by paul4tA December 09, 2004
 
2.
"President" George W. Bush
George W. Bush is an American Idiot.
by The Ravenclaw Seeker March 12, 2005
 
3.
A permenant resident and/or citizen of the United States of America who through their actions and/or words demean the country by making its citizens all seem ignorant or uneducated. A US citizen who believes the American way of life is superior to all others and cannot/will not accept other languages, laws, regulations, and/or courtesies. No basic understanding of geography or international current events, or sympathy for those who do not have English as their native language.
"Oh, Mrs. So-and-so, this is my boyfriend Alex, he is visiting from Germany." (loudly and slowly as if speaking to a child or some one of a mentally inept ability) "ohh...DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?? DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? SINCE YOU ARE GERMAN, ARE YOU A NAZI?"

(you think i'm kidding, my boyfriend has been asked on numerous occasions)
by meghatkeineahnung March 12, 2005
 
4.
The village idiot from Texas named George W. Bush.
George W. Bitch makes Forset Gump look like a Ph.D recipient from Harvard U
George W is the American idiot of American idiots and the Village Idiot of Village Idiots.
by Andreasantoni June 12, 2008
 
5.
1. Song by group, Green Day

2. Uneuphamistic truth on America
George Bush is an American Idiot
 
6.
The newest album by Green Day. It gained much attention from the middle school punk/goth crowd because it's first single, "American Idiot", was the only form of rock music played on MTV. It has also recieved recognition from trendy subcult stores such as Hottopic who manufactured shirts, pins, patches, and other various merchandise to promote this album. This lead to the subculture-seeking teenyboppers to go out and buy the album in order to rightfully own that uber trendy Green Day tank top they saw at the mall. This greatly pisses true Green Day fans off. And though it is true that Dookie and Nimrod are exceptional albums, I assure you that there is life before Dookie.
American Idiot sucks, go listen to some Kerplunk.
by kissoff July 06, 2005
 
7.
a) a certain (ahem) president of ours

b) a really, really awesome green day album. best ever.
(all you nimrods who think it blows can just go fuck george w in the ass or do whatever it is you all normally do.)
right-wingers who can't let two guys or two girls get married
by a TRUE green day fan November 22, 2004