An idea used because you don't understand something someone different does. Ex. You may think all Jamacians smoke weed, while in reality it's part of their religon, and they're Rastafarians. Ex. You may think Italians all have dark hair/skin, while in reality, that's only southern italians while Northern Italians can have blond hair and blue eyes. You may think Southern people are all stupid, while in reality, they just have an accent, so do most people. You may think Northern people all live in big cities and are stuck up, while in reality a lot of us live in suburbs and we are pretty low key people. You may think California is all beaches, while in reality is has beautiful beaches, large cities, ghettos, desserts, and shitty places. You may think that people from Jersey say "Joisey" but in reality we say "Jurzee". There are millions more, but yeah sterotypes are used to identify people you don't understand.
Stereotypes may contain some true facts but overall they exaggarate and generalize way too much.
#stereotypical jew #italian #black #fat kid #hick #gangster etc.
by jersey kid January 12, 2008
something that tries to define a large group of people. it is usualy wrong because these accustaions are made without any right information. ususally degrading and hurtful.
all blacks are ghetto.
people who live in the northeast are stuck-up.
stereotypes suck.
#rasism #black #white #culture #different #race
by emilyfemily October 21, 2005
A belief based on similarities between people of the same race, class, or religion. Usually absolutly true about most of that group, but offends stupid people.
Stereotypical stereotypes.
Americans are fat.
Canadians don't lock their doors.
Mexicans break into America.
White people are rich.
Black people have wide noses.
Nordic people are blonde-haired and blue-eyed.
French people suck at war.
Russians are hairy.
Germans have schnitzle.
Jews have jagged noses.
Catholics are conservative.
Sunnis don't like Shiites.
Shiites don't like Sunnis.
Australians have funny accents.
Asians are short.
#stereotype #sterotype #racist #generalizations #beliefs
by thebigbadbamf October 29, 2006
Stereotypes unfairly group a certain type of people into a label.

It is stupid to think that anyone who wears Aeropostale is a slut. It's dumb to believe that anyone from Ireland is drunk all the time. Not everyone who likes black and is intrigued by Gothic culture is a Satanist.

Unfortunately, most people are very hypocritical about stereotypes and labels. These people preach about how stupid it is to judge others, but make ridiculous statements that strongly imply unfair prejudice against a certain group of people. See the example below.
Person: I hate it when people judge me for listening to emo music and dressing in black.
*blonde in Hollister jeans walks by*
Person: *snickers* What a slutty prep. They're such conformists. At least I know I'm unique.

Stereotypes suck. Get to know someone before you judge them.
#dumb #stupid #loser #labels #bullshit
by the.marionette January 12, 2008
To assume ones characteristics based on the observed characteristics of other members of that particular group.

And to all you people saying that stereotypes are bad, ignorant people, guess what, your stereotyping stereotypers. That means you're worse than they are for not only stereotyping, but for also being a hypocrite. This is the kind of dumb shit you expect from someone who's mother didn't take enough cyanide.
Mindy: Oh, people who stereotype are bad, ignorant people

John: You're stereotyping stereotypers, dipshit.
#dumb #ass #stereotype #idiot #cyanide
by fgsfdsMASTER December 23, 2008
To stereotype someone is to place them in a group with everyone of the same nation, color, heritage, etc. Most of them are negative and untrue, some are true but are still offensive.
Several Common Stereotypes:

Blondes are morons.
Asians are geniuses.
Asians suck at driving.
Jews are greedy.
Americans are fat.
Canadians all say "eh" instead of "huh".
British people are snobs.
British people have horrible teeth.
Blondes are sluts.
Black people are ghetto hoodrats with zero money.
Black people are super racist.
White people are perfect.
Irish people are all drunk potato eaters.

I'd like to point out that these are NOT my beliefs. These are some common stereotypes. There are still many more out there.
#stereotype #group #racist #racism #stereotypical
by SmexyBlondeChick August 30, 2008
to form an asumtion about someone or something based on some common images and ideas held about the group the person or thing belongs too.
careful not to stereotype about them.
#assume #judge #decide #come to an unreasearched conclusion #prejudge
by Kevin Galbreth October 23, 2006
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