General observations seen as derogatory by the public eye.

Black people smell like shit.
Mexicans and blacks occupy most prison population for a reason.
by dewbyy October 20, 2009
A statement about a group of people, that is true 90% of the time, but when said in front of the other 10% or a Liberal will get you labeled as an ignorant prick.
"Of course Hakeem won the high jump, he's black."

"That is such a stereotype!"

"That it is, but it's true."

"Ignorant prick!"
by TheWorldAccordingToRyan February 08, 2010
french are romantic
germens are serious
spanish are passionate
british are prudish
americans are free-minded
chinese are working hard
japanese are sly
koreans are nothing
stereotype rules indeed
by didier April 24, 2007
A preconceived view of a group that is usually based on a bit of truth, but then blown out of proportion to categorize the ENTIRE group.

Examples of stereotypes

Blacks are lazy and prefer welfare over work

Asians are book smart but can't even get across the street

Jews have an obsession with money and have no social graces

Whites are threatened by minorities moving ahead of them

Blondes are idiots

Women can't drive for shit

Africans have AIDS and are poor as fuck

Russians are stiff-assed mobsters

People on Wall Street are coke heads

by Mickey Liondess February 06, 2009
Another word for truth.
Everyone likes to act like it's a bad thing, so they can tell you not to speak truth.
Sometimes, they are incorrect, but 99% of the time, it's exactly what you think.
Catie: That cheerleader is so dumb.
Stranger: Stop stereotyping cheerleaders! They are the same as everyone else- they are just as smart, too. I bet you wouldn't like a stereotype on you because you said that.
Catie: Um ... yeah. Well, she just messed up her ABC's. And if stereotyping her as dumb means stereotyping me as smart, I am definitely alright with that.
by catieisrad March 20, 2009
Stereotype(s) means what you expect of some specific people.

Like some Americans think British people have messed up teeth and are VERY POSH whereas we British find American stereotypes as fat and lazy (More likely rednecks) gays with there collar up and their shirts unbuttoned
Redneck conversation about 'gay' stereotypes
Guy 1: Hey you see that guy?
Guy 2: Yeah! He's one of them quero-sexuals (gays)

Guy 1: Naww he's one of those 'ere British people
Guy 2: Naw they ain't gay.
Guy 1: 'ere hold my bear *Holds beer*
Guy 1 beats the crap out of the walking stranger
by That's my Left Ball February 03, 2011
an excuse to not face reality.
Person 1: "USA pollutes the most out of all countries on this earth."

Person 2: "Oh please! There are two countries bigger than us, that OBVIOUSLY signifies that they pollute more.. god, thats such a stereotype. *writes this using 10 pieces of paper so that they can get the effect just right*"
by ironic_decision July 21, 2008

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