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Definition of "cookie-cutter" [cookie-cutter]

  • Appearing to be mass-produced; identical in appearance: cookie-cutter tract housing in suburbia. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cookie-cutter" in a sentence
  • "During my formal Stull meeting with the principal, he kept mentioning "standards-based instruction" and because I wasn't following the District's blue print, cookie-cutter pacing guide he called it a curriculum; I disagree, I wasn't covering what needed to be covered."
  • "If a cookie-cutter effect ever develops, it will come from people keeping to the manuals and how-to books."
  • "I know an assumption exists in certain quarters that writing programs do damage, mostly by causing a so-called cookie-cutter effect, everyone sounding the same."