Eurotrash (term)

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"Eurotrash" is a derogatory term for certain Europeans, particularly those perceived to be arrogant, affluent, and expatriates in the United States.[1]

Among the early printed uses of the term was in the early 1980s, when Taki Theodoracopulos, a wealthy Greek living in New York City, wrote a newspaper column entitled "Eurotrash" in The East Side Express.[2] The term was also used into the 1990s, with American band Cracker releasing a single called "Euro-Trash Girl". The song's narrator describes a dissolute life, drifting across Europe in pursuit of an "angel in black," the titular Euro-trash girl.

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  1. ^ "eurotrash". Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002. Retrieved 17 November 2008.
  2. ^ Julia Chaplin (2002-12-08). "A New Eurofestation". The New York Times.