cookie cutter


noun

a device, usually of metal, for cutting shaped forms, as circles or stars, for cookies from dough that has been rolled flat.

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Origin of cookie cutter

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Definition for cookie cutter (2 of 2)

cookie-cutter
[ kook-ee-kuht-er ]
/ ˈkʊk iˌkʌt ər /

adjective

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for cookie cutter

cookie-cutter

noun

a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough

adjective

resembling many others of the same kinda row of cookie-cutter houses
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