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McMansion

A derogatory term for a large house on a small lot; the term is intended to give a sense of uniformity and pretension.Also called starter castle.

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Money," he says, "is a McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years.
The Boomers not only heeded George's call, but they did him proud by buying 8,000 sq ft McMansions with $0 down and negative amortization ARMs.
It did not lead to strong growth in investment, employment, or wages, but it did lead to higher income inequality and more McMansions.
The Center for American Progress calls it a Katrina for the rest of the nation, washing away jobs, nest eggs, McMansions, and, if we're fortunate, perhaps our delusions of even reduced grandeur.
Reyes deftly charts that fragility with a thumb line connecting his family's vicissitudes, half-finished McMansions, and mortgage mania.
Before you know it, the elementary school down the block is converted into loft condominiums, that run-down strip mall is replaced with an upscale shopping and entertainment destination, and the 40-acre family farm becomes eighteen 4,000 square foot McMansions.
I grew up in a time right before the advent of cable TV, missing kids on milk cartons, class action lawsuits, McMansions, suburban sprawl, mobile telephones, play dates and everything else that seems to have sucked the fun out of being a kid these days.
Maybe it's less than accurate to say that nobody wants Hummers or McMansions or designer duds.
Vulgaria is an upscale suburban sprawl of McMansions and drunken backyard barbecues outside the monocultural metropolis that is Grand Rapids Michigan.
This is the land of real estate booms, planned communities and McMansions.
Bothered to see shooting ranges being shut down and chased farther out of town by McMansions and townhouse communities?