cookie cutter

noun
a device, usually of metal, for cutting shaped forms, as circles or stars, for cookies from dough that has been rolled flat.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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cookie-cutter

[kook-ee-kuht-er]
adjective
1.
having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
2.
lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters.
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cookie-cutter
 
n
1.  a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
 
adj
2.  resembling many others of the same kind: a row of cookie-cutter houses

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Example sentences
Or, cut out appealing shapes such as hearts, circles or animals with a cookie
  cutter.
Until then, don't let cookie cutter advice thwart your existence.
Pop the new crayons out of their cookie cutter molds after the wax hardens.
Cut dough into rounds with cookie cutter and line eight sections of a
  mini-muffin tin with dough.
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