- 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 cookies
What kind of abominable killjoy would be against loving presents and cookies?Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)
November 14, 2014
In stand mixer, mix cookie mix following the directions on the box, scoop 11 cookies onto baking sheet, place in oven.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
The Girl Scouts uses palm oil to make its cookies, as do manufacturers of ice cream, crackers, packaged breads, and margarine.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees
July 11, 2014
For next to no money, the photographer Christine McConnell makes cakes and cookies that are their own miniature horror movies.The Wonderful Weirdness of Christine McConnell, Queen of Creepy Cookies
July 9, 2014
You know him from commercials, hawking cars, pizza, and, alongside his brother Eli, cookies.Peyton Manning Vs. Richard Sherman
January 31, 2014
Pepsy was counting the money and Pee-wee was eating the cookies that were left over.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
There were cookies there, and doughnuts, and even half an apple pie.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
"Yes, and we can try our hands at some cookies," added Fred.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
Two waifs adrift in a storm, peering into a bakery window at the cookies.Erik Dorn
But Gwenny never had any cookies as good as those, and the jell is so pretty!The Girl Scouts at Home
Katherine Keene Galt
- 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 cookies
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.
variant of cookie.
- 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.