ESPN cites the stereotypical white attributes—toughness, fearlessness.
It looks like a stereotypical convenience store, shelves crowded with garishly packaged junk food.
The irony is that communities are protesting stereotyping—as cops respond in stereotypical ways.
But not everyone is as enthused about the stereotypical image the Italo-Americans from Jersey Shore are bringing to the homeland.
Back then, Hispanic roles were few and far between, and if you did land one, more often than not it was a stereotypical one.
In a different context, it could be taken for stereotypical Girl Power jargon.
In its structure the Mississippi Summer Project defied the stereotypical pattern of racial power in America.
And for all its cliché, it's not as stereotypical as Will & Grace or Sex and the City when it comes to gay characters.
1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.
A too-simple and therefore distorted image of a group, such as “Football players are stupid” or “The English are cold and unfriendly people.”
A generalization, usually exaggerated or oversimplified and often offensive, that is used to describe or distinguish a group.