1. a remarkable or unique American person or thing or a person or thing patently American
2. sarcastically, an American person patently or annoyingly ordinary or typical as in the phrase "You're an American original."
John Wayne, blue jeans, baseball and Harley-Davidson motorcycles are American originals.

Vera was annoyed at Tom for chauvinistically criticising her as she was driving the car while riding the brake pedal. She said to Tom, "Boy, you're an American original."
by Jon64Bailey November 3, 2020
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