Definition of Archie Bunker in English:

Archie Bunker

Pronunciation /ˌɑːtʃɪ ˈbʌŋkə/


informal, derogatory North American
  • A man whose background, outlook, and behaviour are likened to those of the television character Archie Bunker, especially a blue-collar worker having (and vehemently expressing) views considered ignorant or bigoted. Also in extended use: a person characterized as having ignorant or bigoted views and a vehement, outspoken manner.


1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Archie Bunker, the name of a character in a U.S. television comedy series, All in the Family, representing a poorly educated white blue-collar worker with bigoted views.