- a person: a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
- an alluring young woman.
- cookery book,
- cookery stove,
- cookie cutter,
- cookie jar,
- cookie press,
- cookie sheet,
Origin of cookie
Examples from the Web for cookie
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.
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|Samantha Allen|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A personal favorite is “C Is For Cookie” for guiding me through a 1994 playground debate over how to spell the word.
Cookie Monster has always been one of the most beloved features of that PBS childhood staple, Sesame Street.
“Oh God, that was so much fun,” Sheehy says, wedging a cookie between two heaping scoops of ice cream—dessert.
Nat has something on his mind, Ill wager a cookie, whispered Ben to Dave.Dave Porter on Cave Island|Edward Stratemeyer
So Nicknack had the cookie, and then Teddy drove him over and around the pond.
He was here peelin' 'taters for supper, cookie says, jest b'fore we landed.Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island|Alice Emerson
Mrs. Alder gave her a cookie for her pay, and said she had done very well.Clematis|Bertha B. Cobb
Then, while Teddy and Janet fed cabbage leaves and pieces of cookie to their goat, their father read aloud the short note.
noun plural -ies
Word Origin 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.
see hand in the till (cookie jar); that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles); toss one's cookies.