from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Appearing to be mass-produced; identical in appearance: cookie-cutter tract housing in suburbia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to cookie cutters.
  • adj. , (often disparaging) Looking or seeming identical; created by some standard or common means; often with the implication that the result is common, boring, or not applicable to all needs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the same appearance (as if mass-produced)


cookie + cutter (Wiktionary)



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  • definition: marked by lack of originality or distinction

    January 1, 2007