adjective Date: 1928 ordinary, commonplace

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  • Garden Variety — may refer to:*Garden variety denotes something as ordinary or standard, particularly plants which are common (rather than hybrid).Sometimes hyphenated: garden variety *Garden Variety (band), a 1990s U.S. rock band …   Wikipedia

  • garden-variety — [gärd′ n və rī′ə tē] adj. [see GARDEN, adj. 2a] ordinary; commonplace [a garden variety novelist] …   English World dictionary

  • garden-variety — garden va.riety adj [only before noun] especially AmE very ordinary and not very interesting ▪ This is not one of your garden variety cases of fraud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • garden-variety — garden va,riety adjective only before noun AMERICAN ordinary and not very interesting: We saw a show when we were in New York but it was nothing special just your garden variety musical …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • garden-variety — ► ADJECTIVE N. Amer. ▪ of the usual or ordinary type; commonplace …   English terms dictionary

  • garden-variety — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : garden III 2b * * * adj, always used before a noun US : not unusual : ordinary or common He doesn t have the flu–just a garden variety cold. The movie is a garden variety thriller. * * * ˈgarden variety f7… …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden variety — adjective Ordinary, common, or unexceptional. I can usually recover from a garden variety cold with rest and fluids. Syn: bog standard, everyday, normal, plain vanilla, standard issue, common or garden, common or ga …   Wiktionary

  • garden-variety — ADJ: usu ADJ n You can use garden variety to describe something you think is ordinary and not special in any way. [mainly AM] The experiment itself is garden variety science. (in BRIT, usually use common or garden) …   English dictionary

  • garden-variety — American & Australian very ordinary. It s just a garden variety shopping mall, large but not special in any way. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • garden-variety — adjective (only before noun) AmE very ordinary and not very interesting: He s just one of your garden variety singers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • garden variety — Synonyms and related words: Attic, average, averageness, bourgeois, chaste, classic, classical, common, commonness, commonplace, commonplaceness, conventional, conventionality, everyday, garden, homely, homespun, household, matter of fact, middle …   Moby Thesaurus

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