Eurotrash (term)

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Eurotrash is a derogatory term used in North America for certain Europeans, particularly those perceived to be arrogant, lower-class, 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, wrote a newspaper column entitled "Eurotrash" in The East Side Express.[2]

In a similar bent, in writing a 1983 article for Rolling Stone, Anthony Haden-Guest described "those decadent European rich so numerous in Manhattan nowadays — 'International White Trash', as the uncharitable put it..."[3]

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  1. ^ "eurotrash". Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, 2002. Retrieved 17 November 2008.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Julia Chaplin (2002-12-08). "A New Eurofestation". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Articles: Rolling Stone". 1983-07-07. Retrieved 2010-03-19.