cookie

[ kook-ee ]
/ ˈkʊk i /

noun, plural cook·ies

verb (used with object), cook·ied,cook·ie·ing or cook·y·ing.

Digital Technology. to assign a cookie or cookies to (a website user): I'm not really comfortable being cookied all the time.

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Idioms for cookie

    toss / spill one's cookies, Slang. to vomit.
Sometimes cook·y .

Origin of cookie

First recorded in 1750–55; from Dutch koekie, dialectal variant of koekje, equivalent to koek “biscuit, cake” + -je diminutive suffix; see origin at cake
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British Dictionary definitions for cookie

cookie

cooky

/ (ˈkʊkɪ) /

noun plural -ies

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 for cookie

C18: from Dutch koekje, diminutive of koek cake
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for cookie

cookie
[ kukē ]

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with cookie

cookie

see hand in the till (cookie jar); that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles); toss one's cookies.

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