plain-vanilla

adjective plain-va·nil·la

Definition of plain-vanilla

: lacking special features or qualities : basic

First Known Use of plain-vanilla

1959


PLAIN-VANILLA Defined for English Language Learners

plain-vanilla

adjective

Definition of plain-vanilla for English Language Learners

  • : not having any special features or qualities



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