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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).]

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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What "The Interview" actually reveals is Hollywood again acting as the Public Relations Agency for the Ugly American and a lot of Ugly Americans who screamed outrage about the likely staged and fraudulent Hack attack on a bad film that promotes the murder of a Head of State.
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not most, countries of the world call us the "ugly Americans".
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The so-called 'Ugly Americans' are those unprepared for their mission abroad, unlike the true adversaries, the Soviet Union, whose representatives are shown to be doing everything right.
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