cookie jar


noun

a jar or other container for storing cookies.
such a container used for storing money.

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Idioms for cookie jar

    have one's hand in the cookie jar, Informal. to take or attempt to take advantage of one's position by demanding or accepting favors or bribes: They suspected the mayor's assistant had his hand in the cookie jar.

Origin of cookie jar

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cookie jar

  • "Even the tiny tots wipe off the cookie-jar, after they've raided it," he said.

    Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
  • Elly was there again, in the empty pantry, before the cookie-jar.

    The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • She did hope this wouldn't be one of those awful days when Aunt Hetty's old Agnes had let the cookie-jar get empty!

    The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher