cookie-cutter

adjective cook·ie-cut·ter \ ˈku̇-kē-ˌkə-tər \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of cookie-cutter

: marked by lack of originality or distinction
  • cookie-cutter shopping malls

First Known Use of cookie-cutter

1963

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cookie cutter

noun

Definition of cookie cutter

: a device used to cut rolled cookie dough into shapes before baking

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First Known Use of cookie cutter

1903

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COOKIE-CUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

cookie-cutter

Definition of cookie-cutter for English Language Learners

  • : very similar to other things of the same kind : not original or different


cookie cutter

Definition of cookie cutter for English Language Learners

  • : a metal or plastic object that is pressed into the dough that is used to make cookies to give them a certain shape


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