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garden-variety Syllabification: gar·den-va·ri·e·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈɡärdn vəˈrīədē/

Definition of garden-variety in English:


[attributive] North American
Of the usual or ordinary type; commonplace: they are your everyday, garden-variety Americans
More example sentences
  • An ordinary, garden-variety flu bug can kill thousands of people in a year, especially young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems like cancer patients or organ donor recipients.
  • Anti Vampire Club membership ranges from pirates to hermitic recluses to your common garden-variety psychopath.
  • This is a splendid collection of totem poles, though scattered among them are a few common garden-variety gravestones.
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