- having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
- lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters.
- a device, usually of metal, for cutting shaped forms, as circles or stars, for cookies from dough that has been rolled flat.
Origin of cookie cutter
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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- a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
- resembling many others of the same kinda row of cookie-cutter houses
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