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a widely held, but rigid, oversimplified and generalised idea, opinion or belief about a particular type of thing or person, such as gender, age, race, nationality, culture and sexual preference. It does not allow for individual difference, e.g. All Americans are loud. Men are better businesspeople than women. Old people are helpless.
See ironic twist.
See informal letter.
text that mocks and ridicules its subject matter, and without saying as much. It suggests that...
a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article.