cookie-cutter

adjective
cook·​ie-cut·​ter | \ ˈku̇-kē-ˌkə-tər \

Definition of cookie-cutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cookie cutter

noun

Definition of cookie cutter (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Using a small square cookie cutter or paring knife, cut out center to make a belt buckle. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 Slice watermelon into 1-inch slices, or to fit the width of your cookie cutter. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Hard to go wrong with chocolate footballs, which can easily be made with a cookie cutter or knife, plus white icing for laces. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "How to throw a Super Bowl party: Food, decor and entertainment tips," 1 Feb. 2018 Cut tortillas into ghoulish shapes with cookie cutters, then lightly toast and spread the brain food on top! Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut a 2 1/2- to 3-in. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Egg in a Hole with Broiled Tomatoes," 5 Mar. 2018 After tackling 13 cookie cutter homes for the first season of Hidden Potential, Jasmine's decided to kick things up a notch, filming 17 this time around. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "10 Things You Don't Know About HGTV's Jasmine Roth," 11 Sep. 2018 Cut out watermelon slices using your cookie cutter, set aside. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Cut out watermelon slices using your cookie cutter, set aside. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of cookie-cutter

Adjective

1963, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

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cookie-cutter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cookie-cutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cookie cutter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cookie cutter (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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