Eurotrash (term)

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

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 in 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.

See also

  • Anti-Europeanism
  • chav
  • Euroscepticism
  • Eurotrash (TV series)
  • Guido (slang)
  • New rich

References

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

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