cookie-cutter

[ koo k-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.

Definition for cookie-cutter (2 of 2)

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.

Origin of cookie cutter

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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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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