/ (məkˈmænʃən) /
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informal, derogatory a large modern house considered to look mass-produced, lacking in distinguishing characteristics, and at variance with established local architecture
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Word Origin for McMansion
C20: a corruption of McDonald's, a major American fast-food enterprise noted for the ubiquity of its restaurants
Words nearby McMansion
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Example sentences from the Web for McMansion
Last week, for example, McMansion builder Toll Brothers reported impressive earnings.
The dream of an exurban McMansion and an impractically large automobile is crumbling before our eyes.