To the dickheads who wrote def. 6 and 7: Get hit by a train, you bigoted, stereotypical assholes. Not every one of our 300 million citizens are like that, and you've probably never been to here, so fuck off, you stupid faggots. That being said, an american is generally referred to someone being from the US. We have qualities that are BOTH good and bad, just like people from EVERY nation in the world. Remember that, dickheads who keep making generalizations about our country.
Americans have both good and bad qualities, and not every one of us fits the stereotype non-americans have of us.
by Anon5600 June 28, 2007
Screwed before they even try to start conversation with someone else from another country because of all of the hatred; not even provided a chance to debunk the stereotypes.
American visitor: "Excuse me, sir?"

British native: "Shut up, you fat, stupid American!! Nobody cares; World War II ended over sixty years ago!!!"

American visitor: "I was going to ask you the time... T_T"
by spinaltapsoundguy October 09, 2009
Denotation: Someone living in the Americas, North or South, more commonly refering to those in the US.
Conotation(neg):arrogant, proud (of nothing), stupid, hick, redneck, bible thumpers, etc
Conotation(pos):hardworking, proud (of their actions), loyal, dedicated, etc
Conotation(neutral): god-fearing, christian, melting-pot-people, etc

Native
The "first nations", the only 'true' Americans, as they where the original 'owners' of the land.
Note: First Nations did not have a concept of ownership regarding land. I think.

Modern
Stereotypically: loud, arrogant, proud(in the 7 deadly sins fashion for all you christians), lacking in intelligence, etc
In reality: A nation of people, some live up to the stereotype, some don't, some live up to the american dream, that is: work hard, but alot of stuff and you'll be happy, but not all. The American culture is a loose conglameration of many different cultures, centering on european cultures because of the "melting pot" philosophy

To those of you who dislike America, think of this: Hypocrisy is to tote beleifs you yourself do not have, to say all americans are arrogant, stupid, proud is itself and arrogant, stupid and proud notion. Thus you either think these actions are great or are a hypocrite.

Americans do love their country, even with it's faults, but don't most of us love our country of origin? And don't all countries have faults?
"OMG Americans, they have weak beer!"
by Patrick Y. September 12, 2005
*A citizen of America.
*A person living in America.
*A person having the personality of an american.

By nature, an american is a good person rife with spirit, and is compassionate about wanting to make something of his/her life.
"I'm an american, dammit!"
by Dave March 31, 2004
1. An individual from the continent of the americas

2. A term of nationality for a United States citizen, a nation who's population approximates 70% of western europe. Certain states within said nation are larger and more densly populated than many countries within Western Europe, which makes travel within and particularly outside of the nation monetarily prohibative for approximately 50% of the population. For that percentage, governmental working standards do not provide paid holiday remotely simiar to world standards (10 days per year.) These conditions prohibit experience outside of a limited sphere and therefore perpetuate ignorance and indifference. This results in the unfortunate election and re-election of a system who maintains these standards in the name of 'patriotism' and 'freedom;' whilst never really providing either iconic ideal. This group maintains psychological function by instituting self-protecting biases of uniqueness and self importance to maintain integrity, and anything that threatens it is fiercly defended against, furthering the vicious circle. Perhaps after witnessing certain evidential and undeniable mistakes of their chosen system of rule, the population will over time begin to realize that the government is providing more regulations than freedoms and will moderate their opinions accordingly. With the passage of time, perhaps these citizens can accept, and be accepted to a place among the world's great nations, rather than claiming their right as the 'best.'
I am an american (from the south, no less) and I'm proud of my diverse and world aware 50%. I don't believe the US is the best country in the world, however, I don't believe the rest of the world has the right to take the piss on 'americans' for choices half of us didn't make and don't agree with, especially when their understanding is limited and often misinformed.
by Erin82 November 29, 2005
*A person born in the United States Of America.
*A legal resident of the United States Of America.
*A personality.
"Ah'm an american, dammit."
-that hick from Beavis & Butthead.....what was his name? He was their neighbor.
by Dave January 16, 2004
While several have said the most obvious fat, stupid, wasteful, rich and racist. I'll add a few new ones to all those hateful, ugly comments.
Americans are truly for the most part caring and giving people. Most people wish they could be American. There are thousands, maybe even millions of foreigners who try every year to get that coveted citizenship.
Most are tolerant, but there comes a time when enough is enough, that being said it is almost the norm to bash Americans and if an American show any sense of pride they are labeled a dreaded "Ugly American"
Americans are for the majority the complete opposite of the bible thumping hick stereotype.
Americans are of various races, religions and cultures a young country that is better than the countries who consistently bash them yet ask for our help when their pathetic and lousy asses can't get their shit together!
Americans can handle being called every negative name in the book by citizens of countries that are suppose to be allies. Some of these foreigners are in the US spouting their hate and they wonder why we don't like them????
It seems as if being a "super" power is not so super. If it means dealing with bs like anti-american rants. Americans just plain kick ass. It is just fact. Anyone who is an American basher is nothing but a lowlife piece of trash who only wishes they could be the shit coming out of an Americans ass. To those Americans who are ashamed of being American go fuck yourself. And to the other Americans keep Rockin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.This kicks ass!! This is American!
2.Oh no! My country is in trouble! we need help call an American!
by mori10 February 16, 2008

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