McMansion


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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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And situations like McMansion Hell -- where content is used for parody or satire -- have traditionally been protected under fair use.
A chicken in every pot became a McMansion on every plot and a Hummer in every driveway.
I play Mrs Jones and we're a hired family who live in a McMansion and our job is stealth marketing.
The business, Chestnut Grove Nursery, became successful, spawning several additional ventures, but the trophy house my father built would fit in the basement of the average McMansion today.
The real estate in Active Worlds--as in the newer, more popular Second Life--tends to channel users' McMansion fantasies; Angelidakis's pavilions, on the other hand, blatantly disregarded real-world requirements.
Of course, that all changed in the 1980s, '90s and into this decade as the McMansion boom really took hold.
Do they really think every American (or global citizen) can have three tv's, two cars, air conditioning and a McMansion full of plastic toys?
Obtuse underwriting standards for McMansion loans are not subprime loans.
One kitchen, in the right side of the photo, belongs to a "McMansion" in Bucks County, Pa.
The very best, say La Tache, are produced on acreage the size of a McMansion and result in 3,500 to 5,000 cases per vintage year.
In the wake of the row over the "McJob" label, McMansion - a large modern house considered to look mass-produced - has now made it into the dictionary.
The kids of those Baby Boomers are too busy living, attempting to get from under the sub-prime rate mortgage for that McMansion and setting up college funds for the kids that they waited to have until they were 35.