cook·​ie-cut·​ter | \ ˈku̇-kē-ˌkə-tər How to pronounce cookie-cutter (audio) \

Definition of cookie-cutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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Definition of cookie cutter (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of cookie-cutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun No, a cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all draconian rule will not stop stupid, nor fix heinous. Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2022 Lightly toast the bread slices then, using a cookie cutter or the top of a jar, stamp out 1-and-1/2-inch bread rounds. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 Use a cookie cutter or a sharp knife to cut shapes out of the dough sheet. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Roll each portion into 8-inch logs — if slicing — or rectangular discs if using cookie cutter shapes; wrap logs in plastic and chill 20 to 30 minutes. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Dec. 2021 These festive cookies also can be made in the shape of candy canes, Christmas stockings or whatever your favorite cookie cutter shapes are. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 The yield will vary depending on the size and shape of your cookie cutter. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator and using a cookie cutter, cut into star shapes. USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 Roll dough into a ¼-inch thick rectangle or square and cut into shapes using a cookie cutter or a knife. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cookie-cutter


1922, in the meaning defined above


1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Cookie-cutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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