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A.Word.A.Day--cookie-cutter

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This week's theme: desserts used metaphorically.

cookie-cutter (KOOK-ee kuht-uhr) adjective

Mass-produced; identical; unimaginative; lacking individuality.

[After a tool used to cut out cookie dough in various shapes.]

See more usage examples of cookie-cutter in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"On the other side of the tracks is a long line of cookie-cutter bungalows stretching as far as the eye can see." Marie Wadden; Where Tragedy Falls Off Canada's Map; Toronto Star (Canada); Nov. 18, 2006.

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