Ugly American


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Ugly American

n.
An American abroad who is considered to be rude, demanding, or culturally insensitive.

[After The Ugly American, a novel by William J. Lederer (1912-2009) and Eugene Burdick (1918-1965).]
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Ugly American

n
a stereotypical representation of an American tourist as a brash and insensitive philistine
[C20: from title of a novel (1958) by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick]
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