standardized image of a type of person, etcetera, often reflecting prejudice; a simplified, unrealistic popular idea of a type of person, etcetera
This is a very shallow novel: every one of the characters is a stereotype.
stereos (solid)#typos (dent, impression, mark, image, statue; general form, character) (Greek)
Stereos are usually large so it remains fixed in its place. stereos are old. unchanging. though they are good, becuase of their fixed quality, they're PRE-JUDICED to be inferior.