cookie-cutter

[koo k-ee-kuht-er]
adjective
  1. having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
  2. lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters.

cookie cutter

noun
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for cookie-cutter

cookie-cutter

noun
  1. a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
adjective
  1. resembling many others of the same kinda row of cookie-cutter houses
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