English: Stereotype

Watermelon stereotype: Black people seem to like watermelons. Postcard from 1911.
The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains.[1]

A stereotype is a mistaken idea or belief many people have about a thing or group that is based upon how they look on the outside, which may be untrue or only partly true.[2] Stereotyping people is a type of prejudice because what is on the outside is a small part of who a person is. Like other untrue opinions, stereotypes might be used as reasons to discriminate against another person, or sometimes for a humorous effect in fiction.

The term was invented in the late 18th century for a method of printing.[3] In the mid-19th century it meant the faithful reproduction of everything which could be printed, whether words or pictures. It made the printing of cheap editions possible, and was used in printing newspapers. The term got its psychological meaning in the 20th century.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Stereotipe
العربية: صورة نمطية
asturianu: Estereotipu
azərbaycanca: Steriotip
Bân-lâm-gú: Khek-pán ìn-siōng
беларуская: Стэрэатып
català: Estereotip
čeština: Stereotyp
Cymraeg: Stereoteip
Deutsch: Stereotyp
English: Stereotype
español: Estereotipo
Esperanto: Stereotipo
euskara: Estereotipo
français: Stéréotype
galego: Estereotipo
한국어: 고정관념
हिन्दी: रूढ़धारणा
hrvatski: Stereotip
Bahasa Indonesia: Stereotipe
íslenska: Staðalímynd
italiano: Stereotipo
עברית: סטריאוטיפ
ქართული: სტერეოტიპი
қазақша: Стереотип
Kiswahili: Kasumba
Кыргызча: Стереотип
Latina: Stereotypia
latviešu: Stereotips
lietuvių: Stereotipas
македонски: Стереотип
Bahasa Melayu: Stereotaip
Nederlands: Stereotype
norsk: Stereotypi
occitan: Estereotipe
پښتو: نگوس
polski: Stereotyp
português: Estereótipo
română: Stereotip
русский: Стереотип
Scots: Stereoteep
shqip: Stereotip
slovenčina: Stereotyp
slovenščina: Stereotip
српски / srpski: Стереотип
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Stereotip
svenska: Stereotyp
Türkçe: Stereotip
中文: 刻板印象