- a person: a smart cookie; a tough cookie.
- an alluring young woman.
Origin of cookie
noun, plural cook·ies.
Examples from the Web for cookies
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of cookies
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
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.
variant of cookie.
see hand in the till (cookie jar); that's how the ball bounces (cookie crumbles); toss one's cookies.