stereotype noun

ADJ. common, popular, traditional, usual | negative | cultural, national, racial | gender, sexual | social

VERB + STEREOTYPE create, produce | perpetuate, reinforce Jokes perpetuate various national stereotypes. | conform to, fit Not all areas of the country fit the stereotypes of the poor north and the rich south. | challenge, reject a writer who challenges sexual stereotypes

PREP. ~ about common stereotypes about the French | ~ of the stereotype of women as passive victims