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[jin-jer-snap] /ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌsnæp/
a small, brittle cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.
Also called, British, ginger nut.
Origin of gingersnap
First recorded in 1795-1805; ginger + snap Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Consequently it was either fight and arouse the household and so lose his chance of a gingersnap, or get out of her way.

  • Roberta gathered the reins in one hand, clucked to the horse, and put her gingersnap into her mouth for the first bite.

    Betty Wales Freshman Edith K. Dunton
  • I had a bit of gingersnap in my pocket, left over from treating Don, and I tossed it on the floor midway between us.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • Roberta, with the gingersnap still in her mouth, tugged desperately at the lines, and the back seat yelled 71 “Whoa!”

    Betty Wales Freshman Edith K. Dunton

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