cookie-cutter


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cook·ie-cut·ter

(ko͝ok′ē-cŭt′ər)
adj.
Appearing to be mass-produced; identical in appearance: cookie-cutter tract housing in suburbia.

cookie-cutter

n
(Cookery) a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
adj
resembling many others of the same kind: a row of cookie-cutter houses.

cook′ie-cut`ter



adj.
lacking individuality; mass-produced: cookie-cutter tract houses.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cookie-cutter - having the same appearance (as if mass-produced); "a suburb of cookie-cutter houses"
same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"
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