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A large new house, usually constructed as part of a suburban development and characterized by ostentation rather than quality of workmanship or architectural distinction.

[Mc(Donald's), trademark of a fast-food restaurant chain (from its mass-produced nature) + mansion.]


(Architecture) informal derogatory a large modern house considered to look mass-produced, lacking in distinguishing characteristics, and at variance with established local architecture
[C20: a corruption of McDonald's, a major American fast-food enterprise noted for the ubiquity of its restaurants]
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"When people who have the big monster home want to downsize, the only issue is it makes it hard to sell their home," Limbird said.
Around the same time, Chinese in the Lower Mainland became locked into the narrative of the 'monster home'--itself a pejorative term coined by the mainstream.
But on Saturday, Jerry's looms like a monster home improvement project - say, that rock wall that you thought you could have done by noon and you now think you'll finish in late 2019.
Harper responded to a Toronto reporter's question about whether he was going to drink a beer to celebrate a monster home run he hit against the Toronto Blue Jays with, "That's a clown question, bro."
(62) Albert Fok of the Chinatown Business Improvement Association affirms that it was the fear of renewed racism, provoked by the monster home debate, that most interested residents of Strathcona and the Chinatown business district.
Leeds United defender Gary Kelly has lodged a planning application with Louth County Council for the monster home.
Next he bought two villas on Portugal's Algarve for pounds 2.5million and converted them into one monster home. Offers please...
The first was Monster Home (, made for $100,000.
Baez made it 3-1 in the third with a monster home run to deep left-center.
And if, like us, you were worried about Canseco creating something of a traffic jam on Interstate 290 with one of his monster home runs, fear not.
5, the 14,100-SF monster home he had built in Valley Falls Estates.