英 ['sterɪə(ʊ)taɪp; 'stɪərɪə(ʊ)-]
- vt. 使用铅版；套用老套，使一成不变
- n. 陈腔滥调，老套；铅版
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- stereotype (n.)
- 1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printed by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see stereo-) + French type "type" (see type (n.)). Meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922.
- stereotype (v.)
- 1804, "to cast a stereotype plate," from stereotype (n.). From 1819 in the figurative sense "fix firmly or unchangeably." By 1953 as "assign preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group." Related: Stereotyped; stereotyping.
- 1. It's wrong to stereotype people, as if they were all alike.
- 2. He's my stereotype of a schoolteacher.
- 3. I am well aware that we all conform to one stereotype or another.
- 4. Many men feel their body shape doesn't live up to the stereotype of the ideal man.
- 5. There's always been a stereotype about successful businessmen.
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