Definition of ugly American in English:

ugly American

Line breaks: ugly Ameri|can

noun

informal
An American who behaves offensively when abroad: the phrases every ugly American needs to know [as modifier]: I go into my ugly American routine of wolfing down a quick meal and promptly sacking out
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  • In essence, two ugly Americans dress up what they think is a dead kangaroo in order to take some tasteful souvenir photos; the kangaroo recovers and bounces away with some mob money, which our two lads carelessly left in a jacket pocket.
  • One of the most enduring stereotypes of ugly Americans on holiday in Europe is that of the overweight, baseball-capped Yank wandering through a street market in Greece or Italy, picking up some trinket and asking how much it costs.
  • I suppose he thinks that they would rather be stranded in the middle of the road to democracy than have to walk that road with the ugly Americans.

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