- a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan (cookie sheet) and baked.
- Informal. dear; sweetheart (a term of address, usually connoting affection).
- a person: a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
- an alluring young woman.
- Computers. a message, or segment of data, containing information about a user, sent by a web server to a browser and sent back to the server each time the browser requests a web page.
- South Atlantic States (chiefly North Carolina ). a doughnut.
- Scot. a bun.
- toss/spill one's cookies, Slang. to vomit.
Origin of cookie
Examples from the Web for cookie
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
And “om nom nom nom” is more of a dig at Cookie Monster and Instagram foodies than it is at anyone else.Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist
November 13, 2014
A personal favorite is “C Is For Cookie” for guiding me through a 1994 playground debate over how to spell the word.‘Sesame Street’ Is Middle-Aged and Awesome
November 10, 2014
Cookie Monster has always been one of the most beloved features of that PBS childhood staple, Sesame Street.Cookie Monster Stars in Harry Potter Parody
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
October 28, 2014
“Oh God, that was so much fun,” Sheehy says, wedging a cookie between two heaping scoops of ice cream—dessert.Gail Sheehy Books Passage to the Past
September 3, 2014
There was always an open sesame to the cookie jar and the apple barrel.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
The girl studied him for a moment, then she picked up a cookie and gave it to him.Foundling on Venus
John de Courcy
You know this is the first day of school and you can't run for a cookie if you get hungry.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
"Only eight," mumbled Myra, with her mouth full of cookie crumbs.Tabitha's Vacation
Ruth Alberta Brown
It was a fact that Cayke the Cookie Cook was not a heavy person.The Lost Princess of Oz
L. Frank Baum
- US and Canadian a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a doughAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): biscuit
- a Scot word for bun
- informal a personsmart cookie
- computing a piece of data downloaded to a computer by a website, containing details of the preferences of that computer's user which identify the user when revisiting that website
- that's the way the cookie crumbles informal matters are inevitably or unalterably so
Word Origin and History for cookie
1703, American English, from Dutch koekje "little cake," diminutive of koek "cake," from Middle Dutch koke (see cake (n.)). Slang application to persons attested since 1920. Phrase that's the way the cookie crumbles "that's the way things happen" is from 1957.
- A collection of information, usually including a username and the current date and time, stored on the local computer of a person using the World Wide Web, used chiefly by websites to identify users who have previously registered or visited the site. Cookies are used to relate one computer transaction to a later one.