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  1. common, usual, or ordinary; unexceptional.
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Origin of garden-variety

First recorded in 1925–30
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Related Words for garden variety

unremarkable, conventional, normal, simple, plain, humble, generic, common, mediocre, dull, workaday, ordinary, regular, moderate, mundane, humdrum, drab, banal, everyday, middling

Idioms and Phrases with garden variety

garden variety

Ordinary, common, as in I don't want anything special in a VCR—the garden variety will do. This term alludes to a common plant as opposed to a specially bred hybrid. [Colloquial; 1920]

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