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Meaning of "Ugly American" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UGLY AMERICAN

From title of a novel (1958) by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UGLY AMERICAN

Ugly American play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UGLY AMERICAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ugly American is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UGLY AMERICAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Ugly American in the English dictionary

The definition of Ugly American in the dictionary is a stereotypical representation of an American tourist as a brash and insensitive philistine.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UGLY AMERICAN

Ugaritic
UGC
ugh
UGLI
UGLI fruit
uglier
UGLIES
ugliest
uglification
uglified
uglifier
uglifies
uglify
uglily
ugliness
UGLIS
ugly
ugly duckling
Ugrian
Ugric

WORDS THAT END LIKE UGLY AMERICAN

African
African-American
all-American
American
Anglo-American
Asian-American
Central American
Early American
East African
Latin American
Mexican
Native American
North African
North American
Pan-American
pro-American
South African
South American
Spanish-American
un-American
West African

Synonyms and antonyms of Ugly American in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Ugly American» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UGLY AMERICAN

Find out the translation of Ugly American to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Ugly American from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Ugly American» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

丑陋的美国人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

americano feo
570 millions of speakers

English

Ugly American
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदसूरत अमेरिकी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

قبيحة الأمريكية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гадкие американцы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

feio americano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অদ্ভুত আমেরিকান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vilain américain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ugly American
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hässliche Amerikaner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

醜いアメリカ人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미운 미국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ugly American
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

xấu xí Mỹ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அக்லி அமெரிக்கன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुरुप अमेरिकन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çirkin Amerikalı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ugly American
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brzydki amerykański
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бридкі американці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ugly american
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ugly American
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ugly American
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Ful Amerikanskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ugly American
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Ugly American

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UGLY AMERICAN»

The term «Ugly American» is regularly used and occupies the 84.384 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UGLY AMERICAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Ugly American

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UGLY AMERICAN»

Discover the use of Ugly American in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ugly American and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ugly American
The ineffectual Ambassador is just one of the handicaps facing the Americans as Southeast Asia becomes increasingly involved with Communism
William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, 1958
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The "ugly American" in the Arab Mind: Why Do Arabs Resent ...
The roots of America's image problem in the Middle East
Mohamed El-Bendary, 2011
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Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans tells Malcolm's story, and that of others like him, in a high octane book, filled with glamour, money and the dangers these incur, this true story is a cross between Mezrich's own best-selling Bringing Down the House and ...
Ben Mezrich, 2011
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Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger Vs. the Ugly American
Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.
Ken Bruen, 2006
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Beyond the Stars: Themes and ideologies in American popular film
A study of Hollywood's narrative feature films dealing with the Vietnam War points to a persistent pattern of attitudes and behaviors best described by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick in their novel, The Ugly American. This syndrome is  ...
Paul Loukides, Linda K. Fuller, 1996
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American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam
In the symbolic landscape of The Ugly American, the success of the external struggle with Soviet agents and their "savage" Asian army of Viet Minh depends upon the outcome of an internal struggle taking place within the American psyche  ...
John Hellmann, 2013
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Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds
THE UGLY AMERICAN Authors: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick Original date and place of publication: 1958, United States Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company Literary form: Fiction SUMMARY The Ugly American begins with a note  ...
Nicholas J. Karolides, 2006
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The American Studies Anthology
The modern popular sense of the term "ugly American" seems flat by comparison. But it is also a ready, almost unavoidable referent for U.S. tourists and their hosts abroad. It is an understanding of America that mediates their relations and that ...
Richard P. Horwitz, 2001
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Robert Kennedy: His Life
A cross between a Boy Scout and a street hustler, at once corny and cunning, the gung-ho Lansdale was the model for both Graham Greene's The Quiet American (1956) and William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American (1958).
Evan Thomas, 2002
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Edward Lansdale's Cold War
8 1 . Rick Lyman, "British Star Speaks Up For 'Quiet American,' " New York Times, 18 November 2002. 82. U.S. International Cooperation Administration, "Reply to Criticism in the Ugly American" (Washington, D.C., 1959), 1-23. The Saturday ...
Jonathan Nashel, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UGLY AMERICAN»

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The Ugly American's guide to the Greek crisis
This fits with a stereotypical privileged self-centeredness of Americans. ... So here's a quick “Ugly American's” checklist of things to watch in the aftermath of the ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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UGLY AMERICAN: Transgender Dude From Indiana Causes …
An American graduate student has caused one of the University of Cambridge's colleges to eradicate a rule which, for centuries, has required women to wear ... «Daily Caller, Jun 15»
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Ugly American? Harris-Perry Worries US Tourists Would be 'Plague …
You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American ... «NewsBusters, Apr 15»
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Colosseum Women Carve 'Ugly American' On Wall
The Colosseum in Rome has endured for millenniums, but the venerable arena had little defense against two rogue twenty-something Americans. The young ... «2paragraphs.com, Mar 15»
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The Tennis Court Offers A Good Lesson For The NFL
More than half a century ago, there was a best-selling book — and then a movie — titled The Ugly American. The title was a twist, because the plot featured ... «NPR, Jan 15»
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Comedy Central partners with Pocket Gems to create interactive …
In a unique deal that brings some cool brands together, Pocket Gems is partnering with Comedy Central to turn the Ugly Americans animated television comedy ... «VentureBeat, Sep 14»
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Ugly Americans? Irish Cafe Tells Loud Yanks in Buses to Stay Away
While Ireland tries to attract American tourists, a café is waging war against the Yanks. In the window of Peter's Place Cafe in Waterville, County Kerry is a sign ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 14»
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Does Cliven Bundy Represent the Ugly American?
(Photo: Ronda Churchill / The New York Times)The Ugly American is back in a big ... If the culture isn't White and European-based, much of white America pretty ... «Truth-Out, May 14»
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Run and hide, the 'Ugly Americans' are at Sochi
The Ugly Americans are out in force at these Winter Games, and it has nothing ... This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows American hockey player ... «India Today, Feb 14»
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The return of the Ugly American
NEARLY a month after American authorities arrested India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, outside her children's school and ... «The Daily Star, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ugly American [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ugly-american>. Jan 2021 ».
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