cookie-cutter


cookie-cutter
adjective
having the same appearance (as if mass-produced)
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a suburb of cookie-cutter houses

Similar to: ↑same

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ adjective
Etymology: cookie cutter, noun
: marked by lack of originality or distinction

cookie-cutter shopping malls

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/kook"ee kut'euhr/, adj.
1. having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
2. lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters.

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cookˈie-cutter noun (N American)
A template with a sharp edge used for cutting biscuit dough into shapes
adjective (N Am inf)
Having no distinctive features, as if produced from a template
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Main Entry:cookie

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cookie-cutter UK US adjective showing disapproval
used for describing people, things, or ideas that are exactly the same as others and not at all original
Thesaurus: ordinary and normalsynonym

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adj
US disapproving : very similar to other things of the same kind : not original or different

a neighborhood of cookie-cutter houses

Opponents accused the candidate of taking a cookie-cutter approach to the problem. [=of not coming up with new ideas to deal with the problem]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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