Stereotype

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Gorgeous Louis

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The word I found from this sentence,
'Supporting a social stereotype that boys, in comparison to girls, are more interested in sports is simply propagating an absolute myth.'

I want to know:
what does it mean here?
how to use this word?

Thanks a lot.
 
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  • Elwintee

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    England English
    Have you checked in the WordReference dictionary? Definition (5) says: "a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly". Does that make sense to you in the context?
     

    Emrysk

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    British English
    Here's the definition I found in the Cambridge Dictionary:
    stereotype: a fixed idea that people have about what someone or something is like, especially and idea that is wrong.

    For example, a stereotype about the Americans is that they're fat. Or the English have bad teeth. Those are all stereotypes.
     
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