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McMansion

/ (məkˈmænʃən) /
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noun

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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Word Origin for McMansion

C20: a corruption of McDonald's, a major American fast-food enterprise noted for the ubiquity of its restaurants
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