An oversized tract house, typically with a hipped roof, cathedral ceilings, 3 or more full baths, and attached two-car garage. Term of derision, derived from the kind of houses found in the area north of Dallas, now generalized to the rest of the country. Similar to McMansion.
My parents thought I should buy a North Dallas Special, but I couldn't stand to live in Generica.
by Dorothy April 18, 2005