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the ugly american

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Pejorative term for Americans traveling or living abroad who remain ignorant of local culture and judge everything by American standards. The term is taken from the title of a book by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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